DUCKS IN THE BOSQUE

DUCKS IN THE BOSQUE    dentist Albuquerque

This happens quite a lot.  Although I usually go on hikes from 4 to six miles, I often get the best pictures within a couple of hundred yards of where I park my truck.  Last Saturday I spotted two of my very favorite species of ducks within a hundred yards of the truck:  A Wood Duck and a Common Merganser.  The male Wood Duck looks almost like a clown with all the vibrant colors, and I love the female Merganser with her head feathers that look like a wild hair-do.

The Wood Duck is well named, since it is about the only duck that I quite often see sitting in a tree, clinging to a tree branch with its claws–almost talons.  It has partially webbed feet, but impressive claws at the end.  We almost always see Mallard Ducks–so often I commonly refer to them as “default ducks.”

 

s-Common Merganser female+++ s-Wood Duck male2 20l17++++

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