Thursday, May 23, 2013

Two Male Redhead (Aythya americana) and Identifying Ducks

Learning your ducks is one of the easiest way to start learning to identify birds in the wild. The reason is ducks are large, don't move away really fast at least not always, and each species is quite distinct. Also, identifying ducks can be easy because they are often found throughout the US during winter when most other birds head south. We spotted them at the Orlando Wetlands in Christmas, Florida. Note their bright yellow eye stands out clearly. The only bird like it is a Golden Eye.

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