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Wood ducks return to Walnut Creek. Great photos!

By Gary Bogue
Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am in Ducks, Wood Ducks.

Male wood duck in San Ramon Creek. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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My friend Brian Murphy is involved in a program putting up wood duck nest boxes on trees in backyards and natural areas  along downtown creeks in the Walnut Creek and San Ramon areas. Why? To attract wood ducks back to the areas where they once lived before we humans came in and developed them.

These incredibly beautiful ducks are a special treat for all bird watchers, by the way, as you can see from these photos. Thanks, Brian, for helping to return our city creeks to their natural state. That makes them very special.

Got this note this morning from Brian:
“Attached photos are from below Las Lomas (high school) parking lot in San Ramon Creek (in Walnut Creek). Very nice going from no wood duck photos forever to nice wood duck photos in our downtown creeks. /Brian”

Very nice, indeed, Brian. Way to go, my friend! /Gary

Female (l.) and male (r.) wood ducks in San Ramon Creek. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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5 Responses to “Wood ducks return to Walnut Creek. Great photos!”

  1. Joann Ludwig Says:

    Ducks nesting in trees??

  2. Gary Bogue Says:

    Joann: Yes … wood ducks like to nest in hollow trees. /Gary

  3. Dave Harper Says:

    Thats a very nice photo, thanks for sharing,

  4. Monica Says:

    Brian at-magic again!!! Thank you for the awesome pics!!! msmonica

  5. Sharon Burt Says:

    As you said, these are INCREDIBLY beautiful birds!! Thanks so much to Brian for putting up the nest boxes.

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