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Old Apr 11, 2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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Wood Duck Claws

After my trip to Albuquerque a couple of weeks ago to get my first wood duck. I came back home and looked them up on the internet and read this about them.

North America's only representative of the perching ducks, Wood Ducks have sharp claws, that allow them to perch and climb in trees. These claws are found even on newly hatched young and allow them to climb out of the tree cavities or nest boxes which are the preferred nest sites.

From my 1st shots I could not see the claws, so back to wood duck country to see for myself. YUP!!! time for a Wood Duck Claw Hunt.

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Old Apr 11, 2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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nice stuff, Roger... i almost never see a wood duck out of water here. occasionally one will perch on a log near shore, or get out and walk around the beach a bit, but that's about it. i know they generally nest in trees, but i've never seen their little hidey-holes... maybe one day i'll get lucky...
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Nice shooting Roger. We have'em up here in the river. I was looking for some the other day when one took off fromthe branch of a tree just above me. Scared the you-know-what out of me!! :lol: Cheers, Dan
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Great photos, #2 is my favorite.
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squirl033 wrote:
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nice stuff, Roger... i almost never see a wood duck out of water here. occasionally one will perch on a log near shore, or get out and walk around the beach a bit, but that's about it. i know they generally nest in trees, but i've never seen their little hidey-holes... maybe one day i'll get lucky...
If I can get back down to Albuquerque I would like to try and get on high up in a tree.

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Nice shooting Roger. We have'em up here in the river. I was looking for some the other day when one took off fromthe branch of a tree just above me. Scared the you-know-what out of me!! :lol: Cheers, Dan
:-) Did you have to go back to the car and change your pants ???

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Great photos, #2 is my favorite.
Thanks a bunch Flutelady.


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