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Sturg

A few Wood Ducks...

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I've been working on Wood duck pictures the last couple of weeks.  I really enjoy watching their behaviors.  I"m always hoping to see something new.  You never know what you're going to get or what shots you're going to miss.  

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This pair gave me a show preening themselves for about 20 min.  The hen is in control and the drake follows her.  I noticed he is the sentry and watches for danger when she is feeding.

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I also noticed they often time out on the larger logs in the water.

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The white specs on his head are actually water droplets.  He had been feeding and jumped on the log and shook himself.

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 This guy  jumped off the log to chase another drake away from his partner.

 

 

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great photos for sure.  If you wonder if theres a God look at a male wood duck's feathers.  No other explanation.

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