The Ruddy Duck comes into full breeding plumage in the spring, whereas most male ducks are in bright plumage before Thanksgiving. The bright powder blue is startling. Note the erected stiff-tail. Ruddy ducks tend to keep to themselves and gather in a raft apart from other species.

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Len Blumin

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