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Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

Description:

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. Wood Ducks feed by dabbling or short, shallow dives. They are strong fliers and can reach speeds of 30 mph. Wood Ducks eat seeds, fruits, insects and other arthropods. When aquatic foods are unavailable they may take to dry land to eat acorns and other nuts from forests and grain from fields

Habitat:

Rivers and ponds

Notes:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_...

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10 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank You!! You can add me on You tube.

robo panda
robo panda 8 years ago

I like the video!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you, Emma!!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

I did see the video. Both males and females in it . You can see that they are dabbling duck . Do not see them diving at all. Great work! Hope to see more!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you, Emma!! I agree!! Did you see the video? They are all swimming around eating. :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Great to see so many wood ducks in such a natural setting. It is heart warming when you see wild life in there natural surroundings!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you!! Its on Facebook. Most of the students are engineering majors. They have taught me a lot!!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

@ pyoung ,great to know that you are in the photography club!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

No, Alice. I am in the photography club at my college and the other students have me giving me tips. They do not my photos to be over processed and have been giving me advice on lighting and framing."If you look at the video on this duck, you will notice it was morning lighting in a shady spot.It was very blue natural lighting." I do use Adobe lite room to crop the photos and have had problems with the , printing the wrong date on the photos etc..And it will not put my signature on the photo. The software is from 2009, I need to update it. To be honest this photo is a little blurry.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Did you learn to do this in your photography class?

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Crystal River, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 20, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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