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Wood Duck ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken at Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ 2010

Wood Duck is common and widespread in wooded swamps in the East but more local in the West. It nests in tree cavities and in artificial duck boxes, often over water.

In winter it is found on ponds and swamps throughout the Southeast, mostly near he coast in the West. This species eats seeds and nuts, especially acorns an hickory nuts.

VOICE Male: when flushed a thin, upwardly inflected jweeeeep. Female: a loud, cresendo oooWEEK! Also gives quacking and piping whistles

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duck, wood duck, water foul, tree ducks, kimberly chadwick, nature, wildlife

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Comments

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture,Kimberly, beautiful duck and reflections,:o)) God Bless,Mae

  • Thank you MaeBelle! Your visit means a lot as well as your blessing!☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, great capture Kimberly!!

  • Thank you Marvin~ I appreciate it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    Wow kim a real beauty !!!

  • Thank you Judy! Your comments are always a joy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Great colours Kimberly

  • I appreciate that Michael, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Very nice capture Kimberly, one of most favorite ducks, as they are soooo colorful

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Nice work Beautiful capture…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you again Sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Well done ~ these guys are eye-catchers anywhere.

  • Thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonover 4 years ago

    Great colours – and what a wonderful reflection, too.

  • Thank you David for stopping by and leaving a great comment~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ~  Virginia ~
    ~ Virginia ~over 4 years ago

    Far out!!! That is just stunning. mmm I think I would like to upgrade my camera!

  • What do you shoot with, I only work with a Canon Powershot sx10is P&S. Thank you for your kind words and stopping by Ginny~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture, reflection, color and light, so very well done!!!

  • Thank you so very much for your visit and comment! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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