Wood Duck in Waukesha County Wisconsin on June 2, 2016
Checking out some birding spots in Waukesha County I was surprised to find a stunning Wood Duck drake just hanging out eating. It did not seem to mind me being there so I took a few images to share. Images were taken on June 2, 2016.
Binomial name: Aix sponsa
Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans
Size: 18.5” long, 30” wing span
Weight: 1.3 lb
Eating aquatic plant material, 80% of their diet
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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.
By far this is my most favorite drake of the duck family.Certainly the most beautiful as well. Great pictures Jim thanks