Great Birding Moments # 27 Wood Duck family

Vehicle Ferry crossing the River Murray

Vehicle Ferry crossing the River Murray

A beautiful spot near our home in Murray Bridge is the nearby town of Mannum. This pleasant community is also built on the banks of the River Murray. It is about a half hour drive from home. Mannum has several lovely picnic spots on the bank of the river. We had our picnic overlooking the river and all the bird life in a sanctuary near the caravan park.

Australian Wood Ducks with ducklings

Australian Wood Ducks with ducklings

Mannum has two vehicular ferries crossing the river at one end of the main street. These ferries are always on the go during the day. They offer a 24 hour river crossing service. While we were waiting to cross over to the other side we were delighted to see two families of Wood Ducks on the grass bank in a nearby park.

Australian Wood Ducks with ducklings

Australian Wood Ducks with ducklings

 

3 Responses to “Great Birding Moments # 27 Wood Duck family”

  1. Ruth says:

    We’re starting a Thursday Bird feature, and one of the loveliest sights I ever saw was a family of wood ducks in the shallow waters at Assateague leaping for the seeds of some tall grass growing in the water. Have you ever taken such a pic? and if you’d send one to my website, will use it.

  2. Trevor says:

    Hi there Ruth. No – at this stage I am relatively new to bird photography and only have a few photos of Wood Ducks, so I can’t help you with your request.

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