The Colorful Wood Duck

Wood Ducks for the first time! I was lucky to find a pair of Wood Ducks at what was a very small pond, located at the edge of a woodland area that I had walked through. I had been photographing other birds at the pond for about 10 or 15 minutes  without causing much disruption when the pair of Wood Ducks emerged. I was taken by surprise as the pair showed up directly opposite to me. All I had was to click, after taking a breath.

There are birds that I dream of seeing around my area after coming across their photographs online, however Wood Duck was not on my mind as one of the possibilities. I simply thought they were out of my reach. Here we go:

Wood Duck Couple

The female is also beautiful but the male is of course the most dressed up:

Wood Duck


5 thoughts on “The Colorful Wood Duck

  1. We enjoy them in our creek out back, but I have to sneak up on them and keep hidden (behind a tree or such) to watch them, a
    Most never getting a photo op. Fantastic that you were able to capture them so beautifully!


    1. Ohh.. that’s what I thought too. Maybe they felt free because I was there for some time and didn’t move much at all 🙂 I was trying to take some shots of swallows in flight which kept me entertained for a long time since it seemed impossible. Thanks Mike!


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