A Secret Moment

woodduck pairFriends, this pair of wood ducks are enjoying a peaceful evening on the small pond near our house, the female is almost hidden in the grasses of the lower left corner of the image, while the male is standing guard.  These ducks arrive in the early spring and nest in the wetlands of Crex.  They are extremely secretive and shy, flying at the slightest disturbance. til Tomorrow MJ


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Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on May 10, 2013, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Very nice picture of a pair of ducks in the silence of the night!

  2. A magic moment. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. excellent shot of these brilliant birds …. the male is so bright!!! our ‘wood ducks’ are actually geese-like birds Chenonetta jubata … and although handsome are not brightly coloured … we have a pair on the dam at the moment, they seem to have made peace with the aggressive moor hens 🙂

    • thanks christine for your comments, i love our wood ducks and they are a challenge to photo, they love grassy ponds and fly away at the slightest disturbance, i love your birdies, MJ

  4. Good for you for getting so close to a secretive (and colorful in the male) bird.

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