And Then There Were Two Ruddy Ducks
Turned out there were two ruddy ducks. The larger one in back was the 1st winter male. The smaller one in front was an adult female. Nice to see them awake, normally they feed at night and sleep in the day.
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
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