Wood Duck

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richman
Wood Duck

Wood Duck resting under a tree in Sydney Botanic Gardens.

Araminta
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What a gorgeous girl, what a beautiful photo Richardyes

M-L

Elsie
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Lovely! The white streaks around her eyes look a bit like make upsmiley

Well done!

richman

I agree they are a truly lovely bird. The first time I saw one I was captivated. I sat and watched it for about an hour nibbling off grass shoots. I even took some phone video so I could watch it later. How anyone can shoot at them is beyond belief.

shoop
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I am a big fan of the Wood Ducks as well . I use to find them a tad boring until I took a couple of photos of them and found how photogenic they are. The babies are cute too with their little orange tips on the end of their beaks . 

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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Their short little beaks just make them look so cute to me!  I love Wood Ducks.  Beautiful shot richman!

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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NW Tasmania

richman

Here is the male for those who take delight in all matters anatine.

Araminta
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I love the way the boys carry their heads so elegantly. Thanks for sharing Richardyes

M-L

windshear
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One of the most ubiquitous ducks going around, but still really quite beautiful. :)

Here are a couple I took of the ducks/ducklings last year at Underwood Park in Brisbane.

shoop
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What was I saying about them being so photogenic ?

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

rawshorty
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I find them quite amusing. They are so clumsy landing in a tree, makes you wonder why they dolaugh

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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shoop
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I know what you mean Shorty I think it looks odd seeing a duck in a tree when you are so use to seeing them in the water or waddling around on grass areas.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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As far as I know Shorty, they build their nests in trees. At least they have done so twice at my place.When they are old enough they simply fell,jumped or were pushed out by the parents. The followed mum, while dad walked ahead to check if there was any danger. Sadly at my place the Eagles waited for them to cross the paddock. All the little ones were eaten in two days. Now the ducks do not breed at my place anymorecrying

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