Going for a Dip…

Wood Ducks are one my favorites!  I was so excited when we spotted this guy…IMG_5808 IMG_5810 IMG_5811 IMG_5812 IMG_5816 IMG_5822 IMG_5823 IMG_5824

Cool Facts

  • Natural cavities for nesting are scarce, and the Wood Duck readily uses nest boxes provided for it. If nest boxes are placed too close together, many females lay eggs in the nests of other females.
  • The Wood Duck nests in trees near water, sometimes directly over water, but other times over a mile away. After hatching, the ducklings jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The mother calls them to her, but does not help them in any way. The ducklings may jump from heights of over 50 feet without injury.
  • Wood Ducks pair up in January, and most birds arriving at the breeding grounds in the spring are already paired. The Wood Duck is the only North American duck that regularly produces two broods in one year.
  • For more information please visit here…

IMG_5698 IMG_5700

Linking up with Friends at…

Wild Bird Wednesday

The BIRD D’pot

Advertisements

8 comments on “Going for a Dip…

  1. Margaret says:

    A very beautiful duck, superb photos, last shot STUNNING.

  2. Great shots – I got rather too distant views of this duck when I was in the US a couple of years ago. These are much better images than mine – I’ll have to come back and try again!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  3. Kerri says:

    WOW! He is stunning!

  4. Oh my goodness….color me GREEN with envy!! These ducks are on my wish list. Only ONE was reported spotted last year in my area, and I’m in hopes of seeing one here someday. Sooner than later of course. What terrific action shots, and the reflections are picture post card perfect.

    Thanks for sharing this link this week at I’d Rather B Birdin’

  5. dianaed2013 says:

    I am continually learning from fellow Bloggers and I so enjoyed your superb photography

  6. These are stunning!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s