BEST VIEWED LARGE
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
Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens on manual focus and max zoom