Ring-necked duck

Male ring-necked duck

Here in the lower mainland around Vancouver, we live on the migration route for a number of bird species. Having a lake in a park sometimes helps to lure them in.

A pair of ring-necked ducks showed up on Green Timbers Lake this week. (Well, at least I haven’t seen them on the lake before.) They are freshwater divers and apparently this area is about the northern extent of winter habitat. The top photo would be the male and the photo below would be the female.

I guess time will tell as to whether they’ll move in with the resident mallard ducks and stay all year.

Female ring-necked duck

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