Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wood Ducks

I had moved one of my cameras back to the cabin pond in anticipation of the arrival of the Wood Ducks two weeks ago. The first week back there I got zero pictures...zilch, zip, nada. I even checked the camera to be sure it was taking pictures because surely something was on the pond in a seven day period. The camera checked out fine and I put it back for another week. As you can see below the second week was the charm...lots of Wood Ducks.  
The Wood Ducks are my favorite duck. The males are just beautifully marked. I keep saying I'm going to put up a nesting box back there but never seem to get around to it. Maybe next year ;). The Mallards and Canada Geese try to nest back there most years but the predators usually win out.





















Looks like we're having a little face off here between the two males.

12 comments:

Nancy said...

They are gorgeous birds, Joe. Great photos. But mallards are still my favorite. :)

texwisgirl said...

You got some great sunshine shots of these lovelies! We have a pair here too and they definitely add some unique color.

Dawn said...

These are great! Glad they decided to show up. Maybe delayed by the strange weather everyone seems to be getting?
Nice face-off;)

Trailblazer said...

Wow! Beautiful...Wood ducks are great. The back-drop with the snow is outstanding!

KB said...

I love the Wood Ducks! I don't think that I've ever seen one before. The fourth photo is a beauty.

I bet that you get lots of other kinds of animals at the pond...

Ola said...

I like wathcing birds, so it will be an interesting change of place of your cameras:)

Farmchick said...

Love that you are including some birds on here! I like to watch ducks.

Allison said...

These ducks are some of my favorite, too. They're so amazingly beautiful. You got really great shots this time, Joe! So clear!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Wood ducks are my favorite too. We used to raise them and black diving ducks growing up as 4-H projects.

Glad you gave your camera another week or you would have missed this awesome shots!

bigcatdetective said...

Beautiful birds with lovely colours and a very interesting place to put a trailcam.....

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Vintage West said...

Great captures, love the pond view :)