Homosassa Wood Duck

6″ x 11.5″

Oil on Wood

The oldest recorded Wood Duck was 22 years and 6 months. Unlike other duck species, they nest in holes in trees and ducklings can fall from over 50 ft. Without getting hurt. These resilient and beautiful waterfowl can be found from coast to coast across North America, I spotted this guy in a swampy Cove of the Homosassa River on the Nature Coast of Florida.