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We have all kinds of duck, geese, heroin and other wild life that come to the lake in front of our home here in Southeast Missouri. Today a pair of Wood ducks decided to pay a visit. I have seen them before but not often. Of course the male is the brightly colored one as with most other birds. The lake is full of pollen and looks polluted right now.

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 ! LINK

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  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Lucky to live by the lake , nice capture

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Folks

  • Thank you Larry

    – barnsis

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 2 years ago

    You;ve done an excellent job with this shot

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 2 years ago

    Beautiful find and capture Byron! ~Sam

  • Thank you Sam

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous pair of wood ducks…they add such color in the early spring!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Byron…:)

  • Thank you Mr T

    – barnsis

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 2 years ago

    How nice for you to get these visitors! Is it sneezy with the pollen about?

  • Thank you. Yes the allergies are through the roof here.

    – barnsis

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 2 years ago

    Awww….pretty soon you’ll see a group of little ones with them! So pretty…I always am sad when I see a lone duck since they mate for life….looks like spring is in full force down there!

  • Yes spring has sprung for sure Sis, Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...over 2 years ago

    sweet capture! They are such a beautiful pair~

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

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