Wood ducks got there name because they are one of the few ducks that nest in trees. As a cavity nester they make their nest in a hole in a tree, often those made by piliated woodpeckers, and line the cavity with down from the female. The trees are usually located next to water but if good nesting sites are scarce can be located over a mile away. Wood ducks will also use nesting boxes to build their nest. After the young wood ducks hatch, their mother calls them and they have to jump down from the nest, with out mom's help, to follow her out to the water.
Nice photo of the duck.
I haven´t see that before.
Maybe we don´t have them here in Sweden. The water has a nice colour.
Have a nice day
unilla in Sweden
Love the colors throughout the photos - AMAZING birds! Love them!
Amazing colours in this duck! There seems to be a strange little top knot on the head! Gorgeous photos!
What an interesting looking duck.
Sydney - City and Suburbs
I think they are so cute. Brave little things but obeying their mom. Helen
Love your wood ducks, the reflection is awesome!
Your wood ducks are so extravagantly coloured and crested, ours only have a spotted breast.
I love to see these ducks, they just don't look real do they. You have done them justice with your fine photos.
such a lovely and colorful duck....we don't have this kind of duck here in the Philippines
mine is here
what a beautiful duck.
Missing the lake
My watery wednesday
What a cool-looking duck! I've never seen one like this before. I love the colours.
Wow - those ducks look fake with all those colorful feathers! Thanks for sharing these beauties!
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