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Wood Ducks are quite gorgeous!  I was happy beyond measure to have seen a double family of Wood Ducks on the Dead River in Central Florida on Friday, April 25, 2014.  Friends of mine invited me out for a day-long boating journey and we enjoyed seeing a lot of riparian wildlife.

This particular group of Wood Ducks was amazing!  There were two father drakes, two mother hens, and twenty-three ducklings!  What a sight!  I noticed several duck boxes along the banks of this rather lake-like river.  This river gets its name from the geographical characteristic of the river dead-ending into land and having a very slow current.  Yes, the Dead River is full of life and I am so glad!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!






Comments on: "Two Wood Duck Families on the Dead River" (9)

  1. Wow, those are great shots! You took full advantage of a great opportunity!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, I did. It was so much fun to see the throng of ducklings all lined up along the shore – ducks in a row. We had stopped at a river-side restaurant for lunch. Some people not in our group had thrown some of their bread into the water for the hens. When the hens went to take the bread, the ducklings all went into the water! What a riot of ducks! Just nature but I sure hope these ducks don’t become dependent on human hand-outs. Have a wonderful coming week!

  2. aren’t they precious! how great that the families are combined to help protect them all!

  3. Wow, so many ducklings.. They are so cute! Great shots and post on the wood ducks… Have a happy week!

    • Hi Eileen, I do not think I have seen so many ducklings of one breed together ever. Have an especially nice day tomorrow and thanks for your great comments!

  4. Love seeing the Wood Duck families…. Lots of little ones… The males are so gorgeous. Your third photo is TERRIFIC.

    • Hi Betsy, Thanks! Have a wonderful day tomorrow and keep a look out for stormy weather next couple of days. Heavy rain also may be expected if I have read the forecast for Crossville correctly.

  5. Beautiful pictures! Wood ducks are so gorgeous.

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