Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck
The ruddy duck is one of the more interesting looking ducks that are found in North and South America. They are a stiff-tailed duck and sometimes swim with their tail pointing up towards the sky. They breed in wetlands with a lot of vegetation. The nest is usually built in the tall grasses to hide it from would be predators. They are a migratory waterfowl and they usually spend the winters in warm coastal waters. I photographed this ruddy duck at Medicine Lake NWR in Montana.
   

10 comments:

amanda said...

I first came across a ruddy duck in the Prairie Pothole region of NW North Dakota a couple of summers ago - beautiful with that blue bill!

Pat said...

Love the baby blue bill!

Ivanhoe said...

Such a handsome guy! (or a pretty girl?) That blue bill is so unusual!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Cheryl said...

What a handsome and regal bird.

Rambling Woods said...

I love ducks of all kind but I have never seen one of these..Michelle

Nikki said...

I have never seen this duck before. Love the colours.

Debbie said...

Awww, cute!

Liam said...

Wow! What a cool duck. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Love this duck and his amazing bill. Thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best. xo

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

love ruddy ducks. Your dragon photos above also rock! Thanks for sharing at Your Sunday Best.