Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ring-necked Ducks

I wait each year for these Ring -necked Ducks to appear. The pond where I always find them had an ice covering over it until just a week or so ago and I had wondered if I would find them again this year; yesterday we caught our first glimpse. The white outline seen at the along the bottom edge on the bill of the male Ring-neck to the upper left is a character -istic of the adult male breeding stage. The female Ring-necked duck is pictured to the right.

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