Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What About Wood Ducks?

They are quite handsome! I have no good photos of the female so these are  males.  One thing to look for on the female is the large whitish ring around the eye...and a blue  band of color on the wing...The wood duck lives and nests here in SC so I have had a few opps to see them...but not always getting a good photo--these are my favs of the ones I do have-the first is a scan of an old photo--the rest are more recent.









These ducks are cavity nesters and if you have a wetland or pond of your own Wood Duck Nest Boxes would be a great way to attract them-

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PEACE

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Great images and the water is as colorful and beautiful as are the ducks. I find they like to hide in the shadows making it hard for me to get good images.

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  3. Never get sick of these guys! Love the photos with the colorful water reflections!

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  4. Ducks in and out of water -
    The water itself looks fascinating.

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  5. Your great photos illustrate the beauty of theses colorful birds!

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  6. Sondra,
    I have never seen water look so good. That is crazy color! Your Wood ducks are beautifully detailed and the settings magical! Peace to you!

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  7. Beautiful photos of a very colorful bird. It's funny that there are so many birds around the world with the same common name but quite different birds. Wood Ducks in Australia are not at all like the one you have photographed.

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  8. A beautiful duck to see lovely images.

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  9. Woodducks are handsome and you have some lovely pictures of them!

    That's rather an interesting root/stump in that second picture.

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  10. Gorgeous shots of the colourful Wood Duck. Do pop over and view its Far Eastern couzin. FAB.

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  11. Wonderful series on the Wood Duck. He is a beauty!

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  12. These beautiful birds are as colorful as any in the waterfowl world. Great pictures.

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  13. Still the most interesting looking bird around these parts, in my humble opinion. If I had a pond, I'd build a nest box for them in a heart beat.

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  14. Love your photos. The males have to be prettier, because females are smarter! (My opinion, anyway...)

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  15. Splendid ducks - like the last one best.

    You should be pleased that my post was not about the "Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling" - now thats a long name!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  16. Amazing shots with beautiful vibrant colors! I have photographed wood ducks but never gotten this close.

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  17. I've only gotten mallards so far down here. Your photos are GREAT! Such a pretty duck!

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  18. Stunning photographs of a most remarkable duck, second in beauty only to it's cousin, the Mandarin. You were lucky to have the opportunity to take these pictures!

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  19. A beautiful set of images. Perfect.

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  20. Great shots of a beautiful duck. Most years a pair or two stop over at our small pond before moving on to better accommodations.

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  21. Your captures of Wood Duck is so perfect!

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  22. Great shots of the Wood Duck drake Sondra. He is indeed a handsome bird. The female is just as beautiful in a more subtle way in my opinion. I never get tired of watching these beautiful ducks whenever I get the chance.

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  23. Fantastic photos. What a gorgeous bird.

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