Birdorable Ruddy Duck

New Birdorable bird: Ruddy Duck

October 7th, 2008 in Ducks, New Birds 1 comment
Birdorable Ruddy Duck

This week we've added the Ruddy Duck as a new Birdorable bird. These ducks live throughout North America. As a result of escapes from wildfowl collections they are now also established in Great Britain from where they have spread widely into Europe. When we lived in the Netherlands we sometimes saw these birds with their beautiful blue bills and cute spiky tail. We saw this couple at Starrevaart, a bird lake north of the Hague:

Birdorable Ruddy Duck
Male and female Ruddy Duck at Starrevaart in the Netherlands