Ring-necked Ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir.
Monday afternoon, my son and I visited the Sudbury Reservoir. I wanted to find the unknown species of duck I thought I saw there the day before. At first we saw only Mallards. These two were pretty close to us. I thought they looked lovely against the reflected foliage.
A closer look revealed some kind of neck injury on the male. What the hell IS that?
NOTE: I've been informed that the mallard could simply be molting, and it is probably not injured. I failed to research that statement, obviously. Sorry.
The female on her own.
Two of many Blue Jays seen on Monday.
The only really decent picture I took that day: a cute little Chickadee!
Just as we were about to leave, my son spotted the mystery ducks! He took this photo, which clearly shows these are Ring-necked ducks.
I still think there was another species of duck on the Sudbury Reservoir on both Sunday and Monday. I only saw them at a distance, but I think they were more black and white than the Ring-necks. I think this picture may include something different. I'm referring to the small black and white looking duck just right of center. On the other hand, it could be just a trick of the light.