Wood Ducks on the Alsea River

Wood Ducks are the most colorful ducks I’ve seen on the Alsea River.

drakes and hen wood ducks
Wood Ducks

Wood ducks like swamps and slower moving water.  This part of the Alsea is affected by tides.  So when the tide is lower, the edges are kind of swampy.  Of course the drakes are the most colorful; with the beautiful orange eyes.  But the hen’s white markings around her black eyes are also striking.

 

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