May 28, 2013

Where would you expect to find a wood duck?

In a tree of course.

I always find it odd to see a duck sitting in a tree. It is counter intuitive. They should be in the water or in some cases walking around the shore.
Just not up in a tree.

The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put up around lake margins. They are one of the few duck species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark and perch on branches. -source All about birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Duck/id

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