Ruddy Moods

There’s usually a flotilla of Ruddy Ducks (Oxyura jamaicensis) on Prospect Park Lake this time of year. This female was hanging out solo on Sylvan Water in Green-Wood for at least five days when I took these pictures.

(Beaten gold effect via reflection of nearby Norway Maples.)

3 Responses to “Ruddy Moods”


  1. 1 ellenbrys December 16, 2022 at 7:55 am

    The view with the gold reflection is spectacular! This begs to be painted a la Klimt.

  2. 2 Patty December 16, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Good pictures of the Ruddy Duck. This is a fun site, Matthew. When I visit the kids in Brooklyn maybe we could hire you to take us on a wide-awake-life stroll?


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