Saturday, May 29, 2010

Camera Critters: Wood Ducks

A Wood Duck hen searches for her Family

My arrival at the wetland scattered the Wood Duck family.  After concealing myself I waited quietly for the wildlife to resume their normal habits.  After about an hour the Wood Duck hen returned calling incessantly trying to reassemble her little family.

A pair of Wood Duck males arrived feeding along the water's edge.



And this tiny duckling swam to within a few feet of my hiding spot.  It knew that the clicking going on in the bushes wasn't normal and was brave enough to approach for a closer look.

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15 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent pictures.That little guy is cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

the closeup of the duckling is priceless!

Michael said...

The duckling in that last shot is awesome.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos, The wood ducks are beautiful and the duckling is adorable. Great sighting!

Susan said...

Lovely shots..well done.I know that Wood Ducks are very skittish, so kudos to you..you must have been very quiet!

Montanagirl said...

That little duckling melted my heart! Very nice photos.

Dominic Gendron said...

Great images of nicest duck of all ;)

Elaine said...

Beautiful images! The last one of the baby is fantastic. As it swam closer and closer to you I'll bet you were afraid to move. We're fortunate that your trigger finger kept on snapping away!

Nikki-ann said...

Wonderful photos! :) I especially love the one of the duckling, so sweet!

Abe Lincoln's Cousin said...

The whole wide world opening one minute at a time. You must have seemed different to his young eyes.

JimB said...

Good job. I just love those wood ducks

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Coy, so beautiful and the little one that came so close, too sweet! Have a great remainder of the week~

Bird Girl said...

You are getting to be a master at wood ducks - getting close in a natural setting AND getting that special picture! Congrats on some lovely wood duck photography!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I like the simplicity and closeness of this shot.

Misty Dawn said...

Do you have a blind, or do you just kinda hide in the bushes? These are beautiful images. I'm always in awe of the male's markings.