Wood ducks

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    Went to a local pond to photograph some wood ducks. They were there so I took a few shots of the male and female.

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    Male wood duck ( photo / image / picture from Kildale's Garden )

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    Female wood duck ( photo / image / picture from Kildale's Garden )
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    If someone who didn't know better spotted the male and female together they could be forgiven for thinking they were totally different species. The male is a handsome fellow with that green 'helmet' and beautifully patterned plumage.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I wonder how it ended up that the male had the more striking features over the female. I guess maybe it's similar to the male peacock and their brightly coloured feathers.
     
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    Oh, wood ducks are so very pretty! During the summer we are going to build some wood duck nesting boxes, and hope and pray some will come to nest at our little pond.
     



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  6. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    Last year I started Nest Box Week. We have this years page to put out ready. We have it to start off in April. Any photos of your nest box being installed or installed would be great to add to next years page. You can see our first year here, Nest Box Festival I hope you can join us in this event. Always ready to accept pictures of them being used too.
     
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    jbest123 In Flower

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    In Pennsylvania we have the Wood Cocks. Here is one I almost tramped on. She had a nice clutch of eggs.

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    Wood Cock by tsebmj, on Flickr

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    Eggs by tsebmj, on Flickr

    This is a Flycatcher on the back porch at camp.

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    Flycatcher by tsebmj, on Flickr
     
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