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Wood ducks

Postby Duck » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:10 pm

I spotted this pair of wood ducks sunning themselves before heading into the water.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby TomCofer » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:31 am

Nice shots
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby Duck » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:47 am

The field where I found these ducks was swarming with those pesky 'tsetse' flies. You know the ones...
Anyhow, the sun was coming in at an angle and hitting them just right. I was amazed at the way they were swarming. Almost tornado-like.
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This is just one column of them. There were literally thousands of them in this field. I'm sure I inhaled a few walking through them. 8~
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Postby TomCofer » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:10 pm

That bug swarm reminds me of the mosquito "clouds" that I used to see when I lived in Minnesota! We'd gathered outside in the evenings for a family meal, look up, and see a dark cloud of them approaching. We'd pull out the bug spray and light the torches.

Used to have an old Ford Galaxie in the yard that burnt as much oil as gas. Dad would fire it up to help chase 'em away.
Kinda one of those, " You might be a redneck if..." stories. :D :D
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby St3v3M » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:57 am

Duck Duck! Thank you for sharing! S-
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