St. John's, Riverside and 888 Seventh Avenue Updates
Sixth Manhattan Red-tailed Nest

Ring-necked Ducks

Thanks to a posting by Jack Meyer, pointing out Ardith Bondi's discovery, I knew to be on the lookout for three Ring-necked Ducks.  I found them sleeping on the Reservoir.  They woke up after something startled a large group of gulls. This was a new species for my Central Park list.

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Female

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Male

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Both the male and the female could roll over 90 degrees to preen.  When they did so, they didn't look like the pictures in the field guides!  Birders beware.

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