[Tweeters] Re: Ruddy Duck on Sikes Lake

Martin Muller martinmuller at msn.com
Sat Aug 31 12:58:08 PDT 2013


Nice picture and video.
Did you notice if the bird was simply "shuffling" its right wing (normal maintenance behavior, usually not performed during swimming any distances) or if perhaps the wing was injured? Injured wing might explain its presence?

Martin Muller, Seattle
martinmuller at msn.com

> From: Hank Karen <karenhank at yahoo.com>

> Date: August 30, 2013 7:08:05 PM PDT

> To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Ruddy Duck on Sikes Lake

> Reply-To: Hank Karen <karenhank at yahoo.com>



> Today I was mildly surprised to see a Ruddy Duck on Sikes Lake in the Snoqualmie Valley. It swam the length of the lake including under the bridge that I was on. There were also two Pied-billed Grebes. Last winter about 40 Ruddy Ducks spent the winter on Lake Joy.


> Photo:


> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/9630852027/


> Video:


> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/9630898493/


> Hank Heiberg

> Lake Joy

> Carnation, WA

> karenhankatyahoodotcom


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