Mr. Wood Duck and his Sweety

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Comments (16)

Bits-n-Pieces on January 18, 2010

Well, I found Mr. Wood Duck with his new girlfriend...It's pretty adorable because he and Ms. Mallard are an inseparable couple, waddling along together.

not1word on January 18, 2010

Yeah, it's all just cozy pin feathers now, but wait until Mrs. Wood Duck shows up with the shot gun, and suddenly it's Duck Season.

kamalyn on January 19, 2010

He tried sooo hard to live up to the expectations of his parents, but in the end, true love won out. :D Of course, he could be an innocent victim of mistaken identity, and isn't the daddy of all those babies. All those Wood Duck boys do look so similar....

not1word on January 19, 2010

They'll never last. She's obviously out of his league. Amazon ducks just don't stick around with the short sassy types too long.

diannemcd on January 19, 2010

What a lovely little story Bits and I just love the photo.

someGuyinmasset on January 19, 2010

Great picture Bits; Woody and his concubine.

Laurel211 on January 19, 2010

...and what a lovely couple they make!

Nottincommand1 on January 19, 2010

What a handsome couple they make, and him in all his finery!!

One of these guys visited our local bird sanctuary some few years ago, and he tried to make it happen with the mallards. They weren't amused!!

Steve Paxton on January 19, 2010

All dressed up and somewhere to go how lucky. steve

Bits-n-Pieces on January 20, 2010

ahhh, I disagree not1word and Guy. Haven't you ever seen those dapper men squiring beautiful models around? She's found someone above her league! This fellow is no common mallard. He's a Dapper Duck, and he dotes on her! And she on him.

Thanks to you both, though, and Thanks Dianne, Laurel, geomancer, and Steve! I'd gone to the pond they're at looking for a different unusual duck who thinks he's a mallard, and it took me a while to realize what I was seeing.

I need to get a video of the two of them. There's chaos all around them with all of the mallards scrambling all over themselves and flying over to see if the Human has food, and these two calmly waddle over side by side, peck around at left over food that was already there, look at each other, touch beaks, and turn around and waddle back side by side to the pond. O< >O

not1word on January 20, 2010

I'm laughing, Bits. I first read that as diaper men, and yes, I have seen those old guys with the trophy arm candy.

someGuyinmasset on January 20, 2010

Yeah but there's usually a pool boy lurking around somewhere.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 8, 2010

If Woody gets his way...what species would they be...woolards or perhaps mallucks ....?

kamalyn on February 8, 2010

:D Ha-ha, Jim - You'd get a Daffy Duck ! ;)

And actually, the male hybrids are handsome little things. Here is a photo of one on Flickr

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 8, 2010

Hi!... You're quick off the mark there kamalyn...thank goodness!! t

There always someone who knows about stuff!!....

whoelius on February 10, 2010

The one nearest is my favourite duck ever!

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  • Uploaded on January 18, 2010
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2010/01/17 13:43:38
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