Wood Ducks, Heron Fisher

Aix sponsaI found a trio of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) in the Dell Water on Saturday. Aix sponsaThese birds nest in tree cavities or nest boxes, rather atypically for our ducks. And they have nested in Brooklyn before.Ardea albaThe Dell Water was busy with three species of warbler, woodpeckers, and jays hooting and hollering in the distance, and incoming Canada Geese making a splash. The nearby Crescent Water had only this Great Egret poised to strike and the sound of a Kingfisher flying away.

3 Responses to “Wood Ducks, Heron Fisher”


  1. 1 crystalhrogers April 21, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day, and this post is perfect. The pic of the egret and the description together is a poem, at least for me.

    • 2 mthew April 21, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thank you, I didn’t realize it was PIYPD. Some years ago, I published a poem called Heron Fisher in Hanging Loose (#84), which isn’t available on the internets. It’s quite different, but I resurrected the title for this post.

  2. 3 v4vikey April 21, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Great Shots……….


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