Female Wood Duck and her chicks

Just the other day I had a wonderful opportunity to observe a female Wood Duck and her chicks as they rested on a rock in the middle of the river. It was a nice experience to be able to quietly observe them up close. Unfortunately the mallard ducks showed up and the female Wood Duck continued on her merry way down the river with her chicks

We often associate Wood Ducks to North America. However I’ve had plenty of opportunity to observe these ducks in France and Switzerland, Mallards included.


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