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    Female Wood Duck

    I learn new things all of the time. I follow the Cornell Ornithology Facebook page, and they posted an image of a female Wood Duck clinging to a tree. I have never seen a Wood Duck in person much less a female on a tree, and I had no idea they nested that way.
    Here is a link if anybody is interested.



    https://www.facebook.com/cornellbird...02831796428609


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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Interesting.
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    Female Wood Duck
    That is a surprising and marvelous duck, Dawg. Let me cut in and show off some:

    Tree-leaf bird (found in Taiwan)
    Female Wood Duck-treeleafbird.jpg

    Zebra-face geese (migrating through Taiwan)
    Female Wood Duck-taiwan-bird-s.jpg
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Definitely interesting, Dawg Pics. I know we have Wood Ducks in our area but haven't seen any myself. I wouldn't have expected they'd nest in a tree though.
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    @blackstar Those are both cool and new to me. Thanks for posting them.
    @hark I never knew that either. I will be going to visit my family in La. My brother lives on a river near some swamp land. He has Wood Ducks, Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills and other water birds and lots of turtles, snakes and other critters.
    I will be hauling the 600mm with me, and plan on going out on the boat. I will be looking for Wood Ducks.....up in the trees.
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Usually when I see the wood ducks, they're in a canal. I've seen the male in a tree several times. I've never seen their nest though.
    Female Wood Duck-dsc_8672_001.jpg

    They both like this log
    Female Wood Duck-dsc_8689_001.jpg
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    @Marilynne Those are nice. I have seen lots of images of males, but I don't think I would have recognized a female if I saw it alone. The image of that duck clinging to the side of the tree is what really surprised me. I looked up their nesting information, and I will be out on the river right in the middle of their nesting season, so maybe I will get lucky and spot one.
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    There used to be wood duck nesting boxes at my local lake, but they were taken over by starlings and the few woods went elsewhere. I think I've seen three loners there over the last 5 years
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    @wev Those darned Starlings are so invasive.
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    I found a cute image of a chick jumping from a nest box.

    https://blog.nwf.org/2014/06/wood-du...y-they-bounce/
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