Foggy Beginnings

During my last kayak outing, I was blessed to have some dense fog around me for the first hour on the water. While I was paddling the area, I noticed a Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) darting between the heavy aquatic foliage, followed by her 2 ducklings:   If you follow my blog, you know that […]

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Two Men and A Hen

(This post originally published in October 2010) No frills or long stories for today’s post. Just a photo, taken from my kayak, a couple of years ago at a local, Missouri Conservation Area. This image shows a trio of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) flying overhead, two males (drakes) and one hen (female). The Wood Duck […]

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WooHoo, the Ducks are Here!

(This post originally published in October 2010) D-Day (“Duck Day”) is finally here … the annual fall migration has begun and the first of the ducks have arrived in west-central Missouri. Located along the Mississippi flyway, we see many different species of ducks/geese during the spring and fall migrations. Over the past 2 days, I […]

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Fun Friday: Thanksgiving … the Aftermath

Well, I arrived back home last night as I predicted … stuffed from another great Thanksgiving meal with family! Kinda felt like this Wood Duck looks:   Hope you were able to spend time with family/loved ones! If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to send a link to your friends and other […]

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Fun Friday: Wood Ducklings

When reviewing my 2012 images for a fun image for today’s “Fun Friday” post, I found this image of a pair of Wood Duckling  (Aix sponsa) that I made from a kayak back in May … in fact, this was one of my last kayak adventures at this area this year, as the drought eventually […]

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The Woodies Are Here!

Yesterday’s kayak outing was very rewarding. Several new birds were seen, including some First Of Year (FOY) for me! Today’s post is about the Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa), or as us Missouri hillbillies call them, “Woodies”. These have to be one of the most colorful ducks in nature! I have been seeing the Woodies in the […]

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