Monday, November 2, 2009

Ruddy Duck, Green Lake

This morning was beautiful, with the low sun giving extra color to the landscape. Of course, what caught my eye was a gray duck.

This is a ruddy duck, a female or possibly a youngster. It's a type of duck sometimes called a stifftail, for its posture. The bird books say they're common, but I've never seen one on Green Lake before.

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