Monday, March 6, 2017

Wood Ducks

One day last week, as I was enjoying my first smoke of the day, I heard a noise and looked up - way up about 50 feet or so in a tall pine tree - and saw a couple of ducks sitting on a limb.
They turned out to be a pair of Wood Ducks, one of the few species with claws on their feet that allow them to perch on a limb like that. I didn't take the picture above, I found it on the internet, but I did call Honey.  She got outside just in time to see them fly away.
We see a variety of wildlife here at the Boggy Thicket - deer, foxes, possums and coons - and a huge assortment of birds, but these were our first Wood Ducks.  I guess if you sit still and watch long enough, you're liable to see just about anything.

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