Male wood duck, Walnut Canyon Ponds
4 Jan 2019, 12:33 PM,
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Male wood duck, Walnut Canyon Ponds
A beautiful male wood duck is hanging out with the mallards at the Walnut Canyon Ponds. Debbie McMahon, Kathryn Hart, and I saw it near the south end of the northeastern pond. This bird has been there for a while I'm told.
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15 Jan 2019, 4:32 PM,
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RE: Male wood duck, Walnut Canyon Ponds
Does anyone else get the impression that this Wood Duck is paired up with a female Mallard? The last few times I've seen it, it has been staying close to a Mallard hen, chasing Mallard drakes away from her, and doing the head bob dance with/at a Mallard drake. 
   
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16 Jan 2019, 11:24 AM,
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RE: Male wood duck, Walnut Canyon Ponds
I noticed that behavior on January 5th and included a note on my eBird list for that day documenting it.

Ron
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