Ruddy Duck ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Gene C. Reid Park ~ Lake/Pond Area
Tucson, AZ 2010
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Ruddy Duck

A common bird of western prairies and lpains, Ruddy Duck nests on freshwater lakes with vegetated edges, making a nest of floating vegetation.

It winters, often in large flocks, on lakes and rivers or saltwater bays. Unlike other diving ducks, Ruddies often arrive on the nesting grounds unpaired.

VOICE Male: in display a comical, mechanical-sounding series of accelerating, staccato popping noises, ending in a squirrel-like bweh. Female: a short, nasal yahhn.

Eclipsing Male~

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly!! Those blue bills are really something aren’t they, not to mention their call!

  • I am glad that you like it, I pondered putting it up only because the cloudy day left nothing to be desired for this shot. However on the sunny days the sun “blew out” the blue beak, catch 22 if you know what I mean! I still need to work on my overcast shooting techniques…….thanks for the fave to honey!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    what a cool duck !!! Great capture !

  • Thanks Judy, I do appreciate you saying so ~ I was doubtful.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 5 years ago

    great shot Kimberly, I have only see these at a distance

  • Thank you darlin! I am glad you like him!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    He’s a handsome fellow, Kimberly! What an amazing blue beak!! Great shot, as always! ;o)

  • You are a great support to me Krys, thanks darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    What’s up, Duck? A wonderful shot – he looks like he knows something but is not telling. Ever.

  • LOL, probably right there……secrets don’t make friends huh? Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • GaryGlass
    GaryGlassabout 5 years ago

    very nice shot, they are a wonderful colorful looking duck, I just got my first image of one last year almost looks identical to yours but he is blowing bubbles to the female.. prior to that, had only seen them in bird books.. once again great capture. Take care

  • Thank you so very much for visiting and leaving a comment Gary! I do appreciate it and the time ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCabout 5 years ago

    looks so proud sitting there!!!
    lovely capture x

  • Thank you again Wendy ~ I am trying for a better shot, not thrilled with one the more I look at it…….

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rstrick2
    Rstrick2about 5 years ago

    A great Find and an exceptional photo. these ducks are gorgeous.Great work

  • Thank you so much for your supporting comments Robert, they are a comfort to me~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 5 years ago

    you have some colorful ducks in your part of the world Kimberly. great shot

  • Thank you very much Tallow! I appreciate you taking the time to visit darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • S .
    S .about 5 years ago

    blue bill !! thats so cool

  • I will agree, it is pretty cool, thank you so much Shoaib!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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