Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Beautiful Duckie

We're so used to seeing mallards at neighborhood ponds that this guy is a real treat: a wood duck. This is the time of year that wood ducks "pair up" because they breed in early spring and raise two nests of ducklings. They nest in the trees, and the ducklings jump/fall to the ground when they're ready to waddle to the water.

7 comments:

  1. What beautiful markings and I love the reflection in the water.

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  2. Wood duck males are gorgeous!

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  3. So cute! Doesn't even look real! Keep an eye on them for ducklings this spring. :)

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  4. I was going to remark on the reflection in the h20, but brattcat beat me to it.

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  5. Wow, they are so beautiful. That green on their heads is just amazing!

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  6. I love these ducks, too. Mostly here we have mallards, as well, and then, of course, the troublesome Canada geese.

    I didn't know about them nesting in trees, though. Interesting!

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