Wood Ducks at High Park: April 4, 2022

Wood Ducks are found on sheltered ponds, rivers, swamps or wherever there is standing water among trees. They nest in tree cavities or boxes and feed mainly on acorns and other seeds. High Park is a perfect habitat for them.

Wood Ducks
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Duck (female)
Wood Duck (male)

High Park views:

Today’s group:


Some botany:

Silver Maple flowers (Acer sachharinum)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Sensitive Fern fertile fronds
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)
Silver Maple flowers (Acer sachharinum)

Other birds:

White-breasted Nuthatch
House Sparrow (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Red-tailed Hawk
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Cardinal (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male) and White-breasted Nuthatch
House Sparrow (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Bufflehead
Downy Woodpecker (male) and White-breasted Nuthatch
American Black Ducks
Mallard (male)
Mallards (male)
Mallards (male)
American Robin
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Shovelers
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Northern Shoveler (female)
Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler (male)

NATURE POETRY

The season comes when, from her three-month’s trance,
The Earth awakens: already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad.               – Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

Miles Hearn

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