In August these immature wood ducks (Aix sponsa) were swimming on Baum Lake (Shasta County CA). I wondered if they were all related or not. Two or more broods may combine. Additionally, intraspecific brood parasitism, or egg dumping, is common … Continue reading
Yesterday Leonard and I hiked at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA). There seemed to be an abundance of wood duck ducklings. The males were not to be seen nearby as females are responsible for tending the ducklings. Wood ducks (Aix … Continue reading
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Male wood ducks (Aix sponsa) have some of the most stunning and intricate plumage found among ducks. With their chestnut and green bodies, buffy sides, ornate white patterns, red eyes and red bill base, male wood ducks are hard to … Continue reading