Lake Shore Birding | Ring-necked Duck | New York

The Ring-necked Duck is a perfectly fine duck.

But to me it is a misnamed duck.

I don’t think I have ever seen a Ring-necked Duck that actually has a ring on their neck.

So maybe I am misidentifying them. Very possible.

Or the ducks were named for a duck that did have a ring on its neck, but that is not actually the most common variation in the birds plumage.

Maybe most Ring-necked Ducks actually do not have a ring around there neck.

One thing I like about this photo aside from the Ring-necked Duck is how the water in the top of the frame has waves, but the water in the bottom beyond the little strip of land is nice and calm.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/2000 sec. F/5.6.

Ring-necked Duck

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