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A Flock of Wood Ducks Arrives at the Farm Pond

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!

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