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Some very tame Wood Ducks have been hanging out at the north end of Mud Lake, near Cassels Road. Someone must be feeding them--the species is normally quite skittish. Whatever the reason, it's a photographer's dream come true!

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Aquatic snail is my best guess. Ducks can swallow them whole, and leave it to their gizzard to break the shell open.

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On rare occasions, I see a male Wood Duck with his crest poofed out instead of slicked back. I only ever see it in spring, so it must be intended to impress the ladies.

Spring migrants tough it outBilling and cooing


April 27th, 2012 at 8:41 pm
Very nice! You'd usually need quite the lens to get these!

Mustang Sallie
April 28th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Wow! I always marvel at the beautiful colors on these creatures.
Great shots!