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North Chagrin Reservation (OH)

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Wood Duck (male, non-breeding plumage)

By: Pat Coate

On the way back from taking my daughter to school, I made a quick stop at North Chagrin Reservation. North Chagrin is located near Willoughby, Ohio just east of Cleveland and is part of the Cleveland Metroparks system. It is renowned for its wood ducks and I wasn’t disappointed. These pictures were taken at Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh on the west side of the park near the very impressive nature center.


Wood Ducks

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Wood Duck (male)

By: Pat Coate

North Chagrin Nature Reserve in Willoughby Hills near Cleveland is supposed to be one of the premier locations to photograph wood ducks. Last weekend, along with the wood duck photo ops, they sponsored a nature photography weekend. So with the allure of the wood ducks and the added bonus of the seminar, I decided to head to Willoughby Hills to check things out.

The keynote speaker was actually not a nature photographer, but a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist – Jay Dickman. His photos were fantastic as was his presentation on how he captured his shots.

As for the wood ducks, the weather wasn’t as sunny as forecast, but there were a few breaks in the clouds that provided some good lighting to try to capture these spectacularly plumed ducks.