Sunday, June 7, 2015

Juvenile Wood Duck, Murfree Spring Wetlands

In spite of the 90 degree temperatures today, I took a few minutes to drive to Murfree Spring Wetlands this afternoon southeast of Nashville to check out the wildlife. The water level of the swamp was down quite a bit. I did not see as much wildlife this visit, but did see a juvenile Beaver take down a sapling and disappear into the water with the tiny branch. Unfortunately, all of the foliage kept me from getting any decent images.


On my second walk around the parameter of the wetland, I happened upon a juvenile female Wood Duck sitting on the railing. She sat for a while and called out repeatedly. My thought was perhaps for Mom and Dad, who were nowhere in sight.


The second time I happened upon the same juvenile Wood Duck she was sitting on the railing on the far side of the wetlands calling out again. After a few minutes, she flew off into the wetlands. The Wood Duck's sound as she was calling out seemed more like a 'peep' than a call. She kept looking all around her and calling. Although it was very hot today, the humidity wasn't very bad. With the official start of Summer just around the corner, I am praying for a mild one. Have a great week everyone. ENJOY!

Linking to Saturday Critters and Our World Tuesday and The Scoop

9 comments :

  1. Hello Carol, your wood duck is pretty. I hope she found her family. Wonderful shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day!

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  2. Magnificent captures Carol. Such pretty plumage.

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  3. what a lovely coloured bird :-)

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  4. Those colors in the wings! Great shots

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  5. What a sweet little duck...had no idea what a young wood duck looked like!

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  6. A great looking duck and lovely images.

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  7. Super captures Carol. We could do with some of your sunshine and warm temperatures over here ... very chilly and windy!

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  8. What a beautiful little duck, such colorful feathers and fine details in your photos!

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