Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday Critters ~ 304 ~

As I mentioned yesterday, the hubs took me to 
Lake of the Lilies
searching primarily for the drake Wood Duck and I was lucky to see so much more.
I was happy to see the Wood Duck but when I first spotted him,
 he was sleeping and almost completely out of view.
But I waited and waited and waited until alas, he finally woke up.
I was just thrilled that I had waited patiently, 
he jumped in to the water and swam right past me and then right toward me.






He is one of the most stunningly beautiful waterfowl, and the Mrs. ain't bad either.

According to my bird book, the Wood Ducks can be seen in New Jersey year round.
In central New Jersey we rarely see Wood Ducks,
and this one just recently returned to this lake.
I hope he will be staying for the winter like he did last year.

Sharing today with Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen

21 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It doesn't get much better does it?

Louca por porcelana said...

Really stunning!Such beauty!Hugs!

Brian King said...

One of my favorite ducks! Beautiful photos! The head-on shot is awesome!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh the beauty of it!

Changes in the wind said...

Oh my goodness, the colors are amazing!

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice photos

eileeninmd said...

Wow, Debbie! These are awesome shots of the male Wood Ducks. I love all the photos, great captures! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, Enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the visit and comment.

italiafinlandia said...

What a marvellous bird indeed!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Outstanding! Those really are the best photos of wood ducks I've ever seen! You have such a great camera and steady hand! Just beautiful!

Kim said...

Gorgeous photos of a most gorgeous duck! Their colours glow, don't they. Why, I do believe there is no-one who can capture the beauty of a photo's subject, quite like you, Debbie.

RedPat said...

These are incredible pics!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your photos are amazing. I think my husband and I might have spotted one of these ducks on Long Island.

DeniseinVA said...

What a lovely name, Lake of the Lilies, and your photos of this gorgeous duck are amazing.

BeachGypsy said...

okay, that's NOT REAL, RIGHT!!?? ha ha LOL That duck is so gorgeous and the colors are so amazing he does not even look real!!! Well I guess we sure don't have those here, never seen anything like that.

Linda said...

Gorgeous duck! Well done.

Marie Smith said...

He’s a beauty. I‘ve been looking for one here. I have only seen a female though and didn’t get a good photo. These are gorgeous!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Mother has some great eye with that palette of hers

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They really do seem like a magical artist conjured them up. Just wonderful.

LeAnn said...

I agree this is one stunning bird.You got some spectacular photos of him. Thanks for sharing and I hope he stays for the winder too.
Blessings and hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

WOW WOW WOW ...
He is stunningly beautiful, your photographs are FANTASTIC.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Oh your patience paid off you got some great pics, I so love the reflection you got in the water! Love the one of him coming straight for you :)