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Wood duck comp question

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by josh s., Feb 26, 2014.

  1. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    If I were to attach a woodduck to the side of a house as opposed to standing on it...would that be unnatural? I can't find any reference pics that suggests otherwise. I figure they have to get in there somehow. I want to do a drake, I see in the catalogs they have a hen on the side but that is a mount, not a reliable reference. Any thoughts would be appreciated. In the meantime i'm going to keep searching. Thanks!

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  2. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    Google wood duck nest pictures. They have some showing hens going in and out of boxes and tree cavities
     

  3. http://www.pbase.com/image/109029667
     
  4. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Damn....i looked on pbase too. Thanks guys!

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  5. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Ok I looked at the pic....i was looking more for a wood duck where the feet are on a vertical surface/side of the house. Do they do that?

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  6. take em

    take em New Member

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    IMO! they can probably hold onto the vertical surface if the surface is real porous like bark on a tree. allowing their nails to dig into. but i think you could be pushing it to put them on the side of box. I'm not saying they cant just that for a comp piece you would need several good references to position it right and to pull-it-off.
     
  7. Tom Mayer

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    I raise Wood Duck's. They can not cling to the side of a box. The hen's fly into the the hole and sit on the hle, and then drop down into the box. I have seen mount's with the hen clinging like a Wood Pecker. This doe's not happen in reality.
     
  8. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Ok thank you! That clears it up! I just didn't want to get nailed for something that isn't accurate.

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  9. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    https://www.google.com/search?q=wood+duck+nest+pictures&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_6IOU8rNEpXroASG0YD4Ag&ved=0CCMQsAQ&biw=320&bih=373&dpr=2#facrc=_&imgrc=5GPBZjQEmmKKYM%253A%3BhEnOm3mwHZMv8M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.apogeephoto.com%252Fnov2005%252FLOOKING%252520INTO%252520NEST.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.apogeephoto.com%252Fnov2005%252Fllrue112005.shtml%3B283%3B400


    See if this gives you a few ideas

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  10. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    It's amazing to watch them head for a nest box flying. I would have thought they'd brake there wings.
     
  11. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    dux, I searched that earlier, I think i'm going to have to re-evaluate my idea, which sucks...that's life I guess...lol! I wad really hoping that they attached themself to the side.

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  12. squealer

    squealer New Member

  13. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Wow! Thank you!

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