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Old Jan 1, 2010, 3:38 PM   #1
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Wood Duck on ice

Very slow and deliberate when moving. Of all the ducks I watched on ice the Wood Duck has the least trouble moving around.

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When the ice feels different he actually looks at where he is going.



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Hi Roger....these are such beautiful creatures and you have captured them well. Thanks for sharing.~Mandy
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Hi Roger....these are such beautiful creatures and you have captured them well. Thanks for sharing.~Mandy
Your welcome Mandy, I am glad you enjoyed seeing them.
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Rodger, these are my all time favorite (local) ducks. and I have gotten a few distant shots before but, never anything close to this nice! you have inspired me to try a little harder. BTW since we don't get cold enough here for ice, I never realized they would tolerate the frozen stuff.
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Well I'll be danged, Roger, I've never seen 'em on ice before. These are excellent captures! You know that they have claws on the tips of their toes to help them grip tree trunks / branches on which they nest (hence the name "wood" duck). This is probably why they seem more comfortable on the ice than some other ducks - they're using studs !! You done good! Cheers, Dan
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A really nice series Roger. I'm with GW, these guys are beautiful. Nice goin". Steve
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Rodger, these are my all time favorite (local) ducks. and I have gotten a few distant shots before but, never anything close to this nice! you have inspired me to try a little harder. BTW since we don't get cold enough here for ice, I never realized they would tolerate the frozen stuff.

They are my favorite ducks also.
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Well I'll be danged, Roger, I've never seen 'em on ice before. These are excellent captures! You know that they have claws on the tips of their toes to help them grip tree trunks / branches on which they nest (hence the name "wood" duck). This is probably why they seem more comfortable on the ice than some other ducks - they're using studs !! You done good! Cheers, Dan

Yes I was thinking the same thing that their claws would help on ice.
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A really nice series Roger. I'm with GW, these guys are beautiful. Nice goin". Steve

Steve, thank you for looking and for the nice words.
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