Tuesday, September 12, 2023


 I think I finally saw and captured a Wood Duck couple.  The male is not as handsomely colored as what I have seen in photos but the female definitely has the eye spot.  I saw these on one of the many ponds around the area I was staying in Minnesota.


  1. Wood ducks for sure. The male is till in molt, give him a few weeks and will likely be back to colour. He is an adult as his eye is red.
    At first I was wondering if he had a turtle on his back, then I realized it was the coloured feathers in his wing🙄
    Lots of nice painted turtles

    1. Thanks so much for the positive ID Jim! Also on the turtles. Unfortunately I won't be able to see it in full color but happy to have seen and captured them at all.