Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wood Ducks: Family Reunion



While walking into the wetland last evening I disturbed a Woodduck hen and her brood. The hen played the cripple as her ducklings scurried out of sight, all going in different directions. Once she was out of sight I heard her flush.

Some time after I concealing myself the hen did a flyby and on the second pass she landed and began regrouping her little family.

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13 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shot. I like the muted greens in the foreground, presumably some leaves or grass you were peering through. What do you mean you hear her "flush?"

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful photo! And love the rippling reflections in the water too!

Elaine said...

Very nice photo! Interesting post. It's fascinating how different critters protect their young.

Jedediah said...

What a beautiful duck, I love her face.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Very cool capture of the female and the brood, nicely done.

Salty said...

2sweetnsaxy,
Flush is used to describe a frightened bird taking to the air rapidly. In the case of most waterfowl flushing is noisy with the beating of wings and splashing water.

Joy said...

Beautiful photos and what an experience!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice photo. I really like the soft colors. Hopefully, she was able to regather all her brood.

Bacolod and Beyond said...

Nice to be here, thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

imac said...

Wonderful shot Salty, my friend.

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Moon-Writer said...

I just love the soft colors here, very pretty picture indeed!

Leedra said...

Very pretty.

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

There must be a secret for finding and photographing ducks other than mallards. I must not be looking in areas that are secluded enough. I LOVE this shot.