The Wonder of Wood Ducks

This gallery contains 3 photos. Having a preen and a pose in the sun. Male and female Wood Ducks dazzle with their respective plumages, and every encounter represents an opportunity to photograph them. Photographed on January 30.

WHSIM-Wood-Duck-Duo-on-Log

One lady is bracketed by two gents in another photo that shows why Wood Ducks are called Wood Ducks. This fallen log actually held five Wood Ducks a few moments before — but all were in various stages of preening, not all were looking at the camera, and every duck was on a different visual plane.

WHSIM-Wood-Duck-Trio-on-Log

As with many other waterfowl that patronize Burnaby Lake, Wood Ducks are extremely habituated to the presence of humans. I had never seen Wood Ducks actually perching on logs. Now, I was seeing them in spades!

LMP-Wood-Duck-Hen-on-Log

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