Wood Duck

Brúðönd – Wood Duck – Aix sponsa

The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is a common bird in woodlands by lakes in the eastern part of North America. This duck has only been seen seven times in Iceland. Wood Ducks are very beautiful and have been moved to Duck Gardens in Continental Europe. This male was very tame and might very probably have escaped from such  a garden. This photo was taken by the Pond in Reykjavík, October 28, 1994.