Ring-necked Ducks have arrived here in a small flock this past week. I saw about ten of the black and white tuxedo-colored drakes and probably four hens which are brown and tan. The males look quite a lot like the Lesser or Greater Scaup Ducks so one has to look at the bill carefully to correctly identify which ducks one is seeing.
I took these pictures on Nov. 13, 2016 at Swartz Park on Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL. By the way, I happily saw a few White Pelicans and some Coots on one of our little lakes nearby the other day. More and more migratory birds are showing up for their annual Winter visit. I will take a few pictures and share them here on the blog in coming days. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version. Enjoy!