Wood Duck – 9/30/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 9/30/11
Observation Time: 4:30 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond
Common Name: Wood Duck
Scientific Name: Aix sponsa
Comments: Wood ducks have spectacular plumage, but they are very shy and difficult to approach, so it is a real challenge to get a good photo.
This flock of wood ducks (there were at least a dozen, of which three are visible in the photo) showed up at Gavins Pond on September 30. Although I walk there daily, I have not seen them since then. Perhaps they were migrating through Sharon that day.
More Information: All About Birds.org