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WOOD DUCK PAIR

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Wood Duck Pair

Wood ducks return to our region in late March and remain until the first severe frost. This photograph was taken in early May and the ducks are in their finest breeding colours. Along with american wigeons, wood ducks are among the most colourful ducks in this part of Canada. We haven’t seen many broods this spring and we’re hoping that things are just a bit slow. Wood ducks build their nests in the cavities of trees, which explains their name. The other day we saw a female fly into a nesting hole in the same tree that was also occupied by a pileated woodpecker’s nest! If the duck is sitting on a nest we should be seeing her young anytime now.

23 thoughts on “WOOD DUCK PAIR

  1. Lucky you! I saw wood ducks here for the first time ever last year, but haven’t seen them since.

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  2. They are beautiful and a nice change from the mallards that we see regularly. Super pictures.

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  3. Such a handsome pair – I love the texture provided by the ripples and reflected light in the water.

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  4. beautiful ducks,crisp image,vibrant colours,great image

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  5. Nice crisp shot! I love the green cap he’s wearing above those watchful eyes

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  6. I always think male wood ducks look a bit like a patchwork quilt with all the beautiful colors pieced together. Great shot!

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  7. A plethora of bird activity in that tree! I’ve never seen. Wood duck in person. Beautiful photo!

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  8. Striking bird and great photo.

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  9. We only see wood ducks rarely on the west coast. They’re such colourful birds.

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  10. Lovely photography…..🌻

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  11. The one in the back looks evil with those red eyes 😂 beautiful nevertheless ! 🙂

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  12. Aren’t they lovely!

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