Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

 

 

Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

An Original DUCKumentary
a film by
Ann Johnson Prum

 

About the film: Ann  Johnson Prum is a local producer and cinematographer based in New Haven, Connecticut. Ann produced and shot “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air” for WNET/NATURE, which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming and was one of the series most watched films.

 

“An Original DUCKumentary” features another popular, beautiful and fascinating bird - the duck. The story follows a wood duck family and  discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. But our stars are just one of nearly 150 species of waterfowl. They come in all shapes and sizes and abilities - some are dabblers popping in and out of the surface of a glass lake and others swim with powerful webbed feet underwater. They fly through the air on short, stubby wings, traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive.

Many of the ducks at the Conservancy were unknowing actors in several of the film’s sequences. Over nearly two years the crew filmed nesting ducks, hatching eggs and diving ducklings at LRWC.  We are delighted to help introduce the beauty and behavior of these amazing birds to a national audience.

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55 Duck Pond Road, P.O. Box 210, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

 

Phone: 860.567.2062 / Fax: 860.567.4369/ info@lrwc.net