I am a flower guy, but actually enjoy birds about as much as flowers. I find most things in nature interesting. This common bird of the Sonoran Desert has a beautiful melodic song.
This duck is very common and were it not for that I think the male would be more appreciated for his outstanding handsomeness. Sort of like human I suppose.
I found this mother sitting on her eggs in my neighbour’s yard
This spectacular male was very illusive and this was the best shot I got of him. With such beauty you would think he would want to show it off more.
Sometimes common names are not very helpful. He is called the ring-necked duck but it is the bill around hi s bill that is prominent. That makes it hard for a fledgling birder like me.