Posted by: atowhee | July 29, 2011

WOULDN’T KNOW WOOD DUCKS

You wouldn’t know this dull looking duck is a male Wood Duck.  He’s in eclipse pluamge right now, and as he molts in late summer he goes through a period when he can’t even fly because of new wing feathers coming in all at once.  Very few birds can afford to molt in that manner.

This dull drake is in Lithia Park.  Saw a Nashville Warbler gleaning there this morning as well.


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