Oxyura jamaicensis

A lot of Canada geese on and around Sylvan Water.
But just one female Ruddy Duck.

2 Responses to “Oxyura jamaicensis”


  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander January 31, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    If you want Ruddy Ducks come to the reservoir in Central Park. Still at least 50 on the water. Also a Greater White-fronted Goose mixed in with about 150 Canada Geese on the Lake. Throw in a handful if Northern Shovelers and a few American Coots and you get a pretty good show.

    • 2 mthew January 31, 2021 at 5:19 pm

      Wonder if this is a matter of size? Prospect Lakes usually has a good accompaniment of Ruddy Ds, Northern Shovelers, etc. Green-Wood’s waters usually only attract a few ducks, single specimens, sometimes pairs. Usually aren’t even Mallards about.


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