One of the most beautiful, elegant and possibly one of the quirkiest ducks in North America is the Wood duck. With the male’s gorgeous colors, beautifully patterned feathers and green crest, he is a delight to behold. This duck, not surprisingly, loves the woods and truly make it his home. Wood ducks will nest in holes at a good height in trees and are the only ducks equipped with claws. They will also nest in nest boxes put up around the edges of wooded lakes. The males make a sort of whistling sound.