Ruddy Ducks

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Yesterday at the Duck Pond, the lighting was excellent for digiscoping and I got a few of my best shots ever of Ruddy Ducks. I have to take advantage of good lighting conditions because I don’t have the snazzy 400mm lens that Alex just got. But enough about my jealousy…

Sleeping Ruddy Duck

Sleeping Ruddy Duck

I particularly like the detail on the feathers, a very complex mix of dark and light feathers. Ruddy Ducks are probably one of my favorite ducks because they seem to have so much personality. Maybe it’s because of their tail that is always sticking up, or how they swim around with their necks sticking out like the photo  below.  They are always comical to watch.

Alert Ruddy Duck

Alert Ruddy Duck