We’ve gotten lots of rain and more is coming this weekend! The lakes and creeks are filling up, making the critters (and me) happy.
I am going to be disappointed in myself if I get these identifications wrong,
but I think this handsome guy is a Ring Necked Duck.
Duck identification is difficult. (You can actually see the ring around his neck in this photo which is unusual).
We have thirty or so duck species in California, and that doesn’t include all the ones that aren’t supposed to be here! (Birds don’t read the manuals).
I think this similar,
but the not the same beauty,
is a lesser scaup male,
and here is the female.
Here they are together. Of course, I could be wrong. But irregardless of ID, a duck by any other name would quack the same!
Cheers to you from The Happy Holler Quackers~