Monday, December 29, 2008

Female Ruddy Duck looking for some friends

Female Ruddy DuckRuddy Duck with a Canada Goose
Female Ruddy Duck and Mallards
Ruddy Duck with Mallards
Ruddy Duck with Lesser Scaups

We haven't been posting much recently. We were busy with our older daughter visiting us from California. The lake was frozen which cut down on the number of waterfowl we see. It's been gray and cloudy. Chris' heart grew two sizes and she put up two Christmas trees.

Anyway, Chris spotted a small duck two days back. At first, we thought it was a grebe, but when we got the binoculars, we saw it was a lone female ruddy duck. She was trying to hang out with other ducks but the mallards, ring-necked ducks, and Canade Geese snubbed her. At least our daughter got to see some of the fancy ducks, even if some were not on their best behavior.

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