Getting up close and personal with the colourful wood duck

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Mrs. Goose is out for a stroll with Mr. Wood Duck.

Sitting by the lake, observing a group of mallard ducks, suddenly one notices that one of the birds looks a lot smaller than the others. Using binoculars, the intruder is easily identified. With its vivid feather colours of metallic blue, purplish green, brown and white, and with its red eyes, this duck is one of the most colourful North American waterfowl.