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Wood Ducks: Two Pair Beats One Pair

John Williams

Summer Lake, United States

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At Farewell to Bend Park in Bend, Oregon there is an observation pier at a narrow part of the Deschutes River opposite a rock bluff. It is a great place to shoot fly-bys at the height of the duck season but now things are thinning out. However, in the morning I approach the entrance very carefully. You never know what you might surprise and your best chance to capture it is to see it first. The resident GBH or eagle just might be perched on a log or on the opposite bank, a RTH might be watching from one of the surrounding pine trees, Mergansers might be snoozing on some deadfall in the shallows. Today, I spotted the Wood Ducks and walked the last 30 feet up to them on my knees. Note to self: add knee pads to my Amazon wish list.

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