Ruddy Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis
  (L 15" WS 26" Wt 1.2 lb)
Shadow Cliffs
Pleasanton, CA
30Dec09
Feeds by diving and swimming
underwater...helped by a
clear nictitating membrane
female
Honesty is a long lost art form
resigned to the archives of famous
quotes and a few lone ducks in a
pond of hypocrites.
      (Dr. Travis J Hedrick)
female
Oso Flaco Lake
Guadalupe, CA
13Oct2012
nonbreeding - male has an
all white cheek