Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Woodies: Wood Ducks in the wild

APRIL 2008

Wood ducks or woodies are one of the most local colorful waterfowl birds. Their combination and pattern of colors makes them very interesting subject for photographers, painters and birders. They are called wood ducks because the build nests and raise their young in trees and not normally on the ground. They also fly up and rest and preen on branch of trees. They do feed on the ground and in the water and are easily seen walking through the woods. They are very timid birds with keen eye sight and are very easily frightened but will come back to an eating area within a short time frame. Seeing these birds in the wild takes time, patience and knowing a location where they frequent.

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