Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wood Ducks


"I swear I see this duck loitering around back lately. He's becoming more brazen every day, but I'm watching him. Behind locked doors, I watch and wait. He won't win this time. "

Seriously though, the wood ducks are hanging around the back yard again. We live by the river, and have a duck house hanging from a tree, close to the river. One duck family will nest in there until the young ones are old enough to drop down to the river. The male wood ducks have this striking  display of colour and feathers on their head. It seems odd to see them land on tree branches now and again, instead of always landing on the water.

This guy started as a rough pencil sketch in one of my Moleskine sketchbooks, and was finished in Photoshop. It is © Chris Chuckry.

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