Monday, January 21, 2008

Bad bird photo of the week

Well. This should be an easy one. The field mark I usually look for isn't visible, but I was thrilled to finally see that bit of blue on the bill. That's a first! Happy guessing.

10 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

That be a ruddy duck.
And why do you think that's a bad photo?

Rabbits' Guy said...

A Blue-Billed Top-Knot????

No huh? Ok, a ruddy duck is a deep-diving vegetarian!

egretsnest said...

Ruddy Duck! I have a decoy of one carved by my grandfather so I'll recognized one of those anywhere! :)

Mary said...

That is NOT a bad bird photo.

robin andrea said...

Hey, that's a great photo. I've never seen a Ruddy Duck, but that is surely recognizable as one. Nice blue bill.

Patrick Belardo said...

Ooh! A White-cheeked Pintail... or maybe a Ruddy Duck. :) It's not so bad at all.

mon@rch said...

The Ruddy Duck is my fave of all ducks!

KGMom said...

This reveals my level of bird expertise--it's . . .a . . .duck.

Larry said...

That's a nice one! -I think that's a nice photo too! The few Ruddy Ducks I've seen were more drab but had their tail up.

z-silverlight said...

My favorite! A darling Ruddy Duck!
Thank you.
I still don't have a figure of one.