Wood Duck on the Pewaukee River in Pewaukee Wisconsin on March 7, 2015

After reading the post of the male Wood Duck on the Pewaukee River in Pewaukee this afternoon I just had to check it out. This is just down the road when it comes to birding. It was present when I arrived with a few onlookers. It was hanging out with some Mallards. What a beautiful duck with its striking colors, oh my! A Red-tailed Hawk came in twice looking for dinner but left empty. A skateboarder came by and flushed all the ducks from the river with the sound of his board. A big thank you to Christine L for posting her find sharing it with others. It sure was nice to be out with some milder temps. Images were taken on March 7, 2015.

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Wood Duck

Binomial name: Aix sponsa

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 18.5” long, 30” wing span

Weight: 1.3 lb

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Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

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The back view

The back view

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Wood Duck on the Pewaukee River in Pewaukee Wisconsin on March 7, 2015

  1. Annie Mueller says:

    Absolutely georgeous , Jim. What fine pics. The male Woody is included in my top five birds. Thanks for always sharing your finds.

  2. Dory Owen says:

    Spectacular close-ups of a gorgeous bird.
    Female wood ducks must be verrrry persnickety because that male is sellin’ it with that plumage.

  3. Patrick Dean says:

    love them all – tho the 6th from the bottom shot – full on frontal with wings spread is my fave! great captures, as always, Jim! got any of the red tail making passes on the woodie?

  4. Teddy says:

    great pics Jim, it’s like he was posing for you. thanks for sharing.

  5. Stewart says:

    Sharper than sharp. Making me want to work harder at my picture taking. Outstanding!

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