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Wood Duck

| Osprey, Photography, Waterfowl
17 May 2011

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The Wood Duck is one of the most colourful waterfowl – Photograph by Pat Morrow May 11, 2011

Pat Morrow didn’t have to go far to see this pair of Wood Ducks on an Osprey platform.  In fact he photographed them through a spotting scope from his home in Wilmer.
Most Wood Ducks are already paired when they arrive in the Columbia Valley as early as April 1st. Their strong claws and grip make them one of the few ducks that can perch on branches. They often nest in large poplar trees using old Pileated Woodpecker holes. 

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