Eckman Lake, near Waldport Oregon, gets pretty busy with ducks in the fall.
I’ve been trying to take the time for a month to stop and take a closer look.
I was alone this afternoon and didn’t get any back-talk when I said to myself, “Self, you should stop and take a closer look at those ducks.”
I have to admit, though, I needed help in identifying them. Range Bayer, local bird expert, knew exactly what they were when I showed him my pix.
I don’t know who named the ring-necked duck. The only ring I see is around their bill.
I can see that the bird in the foreground is a Bufflehead but I’m not sure what the one in the background is. Could it be a female Bufflehead?