Wood Ducks came to call on April 21, 2012. This is the first time I have seen a flock here. Usually I see four or five but more likely just a trio. The big flock was a pleasant surprise. Notice that most of these ducks are drakes or males. The drakes are the colorful ones with brown, green, orange, blue, black, white and red feathers. A walking rainbow! The hens are cocoa brown and white with black accents. Both are smaller ducks. They whistle-quack. They nest in trees and have long toenails on webbed feet. Wood Ducks like eating insects both aquatic and land-based. They are very shy ducks and live in our area of Cumberland County, TN, year around. I am very happy to have seen these beautiful ducks! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
April 24, 2012