Wood Duck – 9/30/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/30/11

Observation Time: 4:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: Wood Duck

Scientific Name: Aix sponsa

Comments: Wood ducks have spectacular plumage, but they are very shy and difficult to approach, so it is a real challenge to get a good photo.

This flock of wood ducks (there were at least a dozen, of which three are visible in the photo) showed up at Gavins Pond on September 30. Although I walk there daily, I have not seen them since then. Perhaps they were migrating through Sharon that day.

More Information: All About Birds.org

Wood Duck