Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wood Ducks/Birding


 Mama wood duck (Aix  spponsa) and 5 kids

Wood ducks have been eluding me this year. Until this week, that is, when a female and her young family swam into range of my camera's lens.  I still haven't seen a male this year but by now he has most likely moulted into his less fancy feathers. Maybe next spring I'll find one in his breeding garb.

 Female and 5 ducklings

I am linking with I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

17 comments:

Kate said...

A delightful family portrait.

Elisa Nievas said...

Oh! They are so cute!
It´s a lovely family!
Have a nice weekend
Elisa

eileeninmd said...

What a cute family. I love the wood ducks! Great shots!

Gary said...

Nice capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the babies!!! :)

Rose said...

Oh, EG, I would love that last shot as a painting!

Small City Scenes said...

Awwww! Baby ducks are sooo cute. We had one Mama have 14 babes. and the last one a female named Roger had 8 and now roger has disappeared. But her babies are fine.
Your shots are wxcellent. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello EG!
You prepared such a beautiful post, the family are adorable!Cute babies!
Léia

Gunilla Bäck said...

The babies are so sweet!

Margaret Adamson said...

SOOOOOOO cute.

Chris Rohrer said...

Congrats on that super find! Wood ducks can be quite tricky over here as well:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I seem to comment the word 'incredible' all too often, but that is just what your wood duck mama and ducklings are....INCREDIBLE!

This is Anni @ I'd rather b birdin'...just in my personal blog admin today [Hootin' Anni]. I'm too lazy to switch. :o)

Lisa Gordon said...

They are absolutely precious!

RedPat said...

Sooo cute, EG!

Stephanie said...

I really like the bottom shot! So sweet.

edenhills said...

They are adorable!

Pat Tillett said...

It just doesn't get much cuter than this! Great photos!

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