January 10, 2017

Female Ruddy Duck at Erieau.

Spotted this bird at Erieau, Ontario.
Also had canvasback,bufflehead,lesser scaup,red breasted merganser and coots.

Oxyura jamaicensis

Ruddy Ducks lay big, white, pebbly-textured eggs—the largest of all duck eggs relative to body size. Energetically expensive to produce, the eggs hatch into well-developed ducklings that require only a short period of care.

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