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Interesting Display from a Male Ruddy Duck

I had no expectations of seeing this fellow but on this day had great luck with spotting the Ruddy Duck.He not only appeared, but also gave quite the show with splashing and sputtering , even coming closer than ever before.

I did not see the reason for this display until I looked at the photos after downloading them. It was then that I saw a female Mallard possibly on a nest.

See for yourself,as this male Ruddy gives quite the performance in this next sequence of photos.

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6 responses

  1. It is fun watching behaviors. So many times waterfowl just sits and does little, it is nice when they perform.

    July 10, 2014 at 6:42 am

    • And does he ever perform!I have never captured one flying before. He is kind of chubby so wouldn’t call it graceful.

      July 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  2. Maxine Lozinski

    Ha ha! what a show off! Great capture.

    July 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

  3. it was like when we were shooting away at the pair of warblers.Great fun.

    July 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

  4. Action photos! I love them.

    July 11, 2014 at 5:21 am

    • I got a kick out of watching him too. Wish I could have put the sounds in, especially when he was sputtering and churning up the water.

      July 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

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