Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ruddy Ducks Catching A Little Sun

  I had the pleasure of seeing Ruddy Ducks sunning themselves this morning. 
It is usually difficult for me to get a good view of the subtle plumage detail on the wintering Ruddy Ducks.- (breeding males have bold color)
From a distance I usually identify these diving ducks out by seeing their scoop-shaped bills and upright tales.

4 comments:

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Nadezda said...

Larry, these ducks do their best, sunning after the winter cold. And you? Did you catch a little sun that day? I love how the birds look, nice feathers.
Have a nice day!

troutbirder said...

Scooped bills and uprights tale. Duh! And here I was paying attention to color. No wonder they were hard to identify at a distance...:)

Larry said...

Sometimes I don't pay attention at all when they're too far out to get a look at them.