The photo above is of a male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), a mere 1.3 pounds, while the image below is that of the female. I left these photos in the original format to allow you to view the colour and pattern of the feathers up close. Just click on the photos and see for yourself. The two images below these are in a downsized format but just like all the rest you can click on them to see the images in a larger format.
The American Wigeon (Anas americana) is another of my favourites as far as ducks are concerned and averages about 1.6 pounds weight-wise. The male appears above and the female below. I have left the mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), weighing 2.4 pounds, out of this shoot for now. They'll be around all summer as will the Canada Geese (Branta canadensis).
The photo above is likely of a scaup with immature feathers yet to molt and be replaced by its true adult feathers. And in case you've not seen a Canada Goose up close, well here's a head shot to keep you thinking about what its thoughts are: likely on the next meal? I hope you've enjoyed these images. Feel free to comment!