Monday, June 29, 2020

Male and Female Ruddy Ducks at Bear River

I have never seen these Ducks before at Bear River and was happy to photograph them. Later checking a list of birds in the refuge I learned that Ruddy Ducks are rarely seen there.



The male is in his breeding plumage, he has chestnut body, black crown and white cheeks. A very handsome guy.  What I like about these ducks that they have a long tail that is often held straight up. 






The female is dusky brown, rather plain and her cheeks have crossed by a dark stripe.

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These Ducks were passing by the Western Grebe's nest who didn't show any concerns about the "visitors". Everyone was acting like "we share for a few seconds space, let's not make a big deal out of it".

Ruddy ducks are the migratory birds.






6 comments:

  1. The blue beak is unique.
    Formidable clarity, conquering tones.

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  2. Bonito colorido has conseguido captar en estas tomas, Kaya.

    Saludos.

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  3. love the blue bill..beak...whatever it's called. so pretty.

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  4. Love the blue beak …
    Fabulous photographs.

    All the best Jan

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