Photo of the Week: Wood Ducks are Back!

first_imgPair of Wood Ducks swimming out from underneath an overhanging tree limbYou know spring has returned to southeast Michigan when you see the unmistakable Wood Ducks in the ponds of flooded harvested corn fields.Wood Ducks are one of the first migrating waterfowl to return to southeast Michigan in late winter and early spring.And there’s no way anyone can mistake the brilliant colors of the male Wood Duck with other waterfowl. I saw my first-of-year Wood Ducks last week and managed to capture a few good shots this morning when I was birdwatching in Superior Township, Michigan near the Conservancy Pond.Last winter (2016-2017) was a mild winter and I saw several Wood Ducks overwintered in southeast Michigan. I didn’t manage to see any Wood Ducks during our cold 2017-2018 winter. Which may or may not have ended.After last week’s dumping of five to eight inches of snow in our area, we have another snow storm due in a couple days. From what I read of the forecast, this week’s snow storm should produce less than two inches of snow.I’m good with that. Let’s hope the weather forecast is correct!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Winter Rainbow at Lake Erie MetroparkDid you see it? Look in the sky, to the left of the pond. I was expecting another hawk. Or perhaps a Great Blue Heron slowly winging its way across the early morning sky at Lake Erie Metropark on the northeastern shore of Lake Erie. I was surprised by what…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Snowy Day at Wilcox Recreation AreaI was glad to stop by Wilcox Lake Recreation Area after church this morning and enjoyed seeing waterfowl swimming in the open water. Due to the nearby dam, the lake doesn’t always freeze over in winter. You can almost always find ducks, geese, and other waterfowl on the lake. Thankfully,…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Rare Bird in Ohio and MichiganWhat a pleasant surprise as the rare Black-bellied Whistling Duck was spotted recently in our southeast Michigan/northwest Ohio area. And I managed to see it in Ohio and Michigan in the same week! The birding community in Michigan and Ohio have been chatting about the Black-bellied Whistling Duck for the…In “Nature”last_img

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