Ring-necked Duck at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on October 26, 2017

I stopped at the Fox River in Waukesha this morning to do a bird check. Going through group of about 8 Mallards on the other side of the river surprisingly hidden with them was a single male Ring-necked Duck.  The Mallards saw me, they thought I had bread, came across the river to me, but the Ring-necked Duck was skittish and stayed back. After a couple of minutes some walkers came by and the Ring-necked Duck flew north on the river and landed. That was the last I saw of it. Other birds present, just the everyday Ring-billed Gulls and those Mallards. No Hooded Merganser…:) Some sun but a mostly cloudy day at my stop at the river, still mild temps. Images were taken on October 26, 2017.

Ring-necked Duck, male in the golden leaf fall water surrounded by a couple of floating leaves…

Ring-necked Duck

Binomial name: Aythya collaris

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 17” long, 25” wing span

Weight: 1.5 lb.


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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Ring-necked Duck at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on October 26, 2017

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    One of my favorite divers. Love to spot them !

  2. Nan Wisherd says:

    Great photos, Jim! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Chuck Petters says:

    Wonderful photos Jim. Always enjoy your photos.

  4. Joanie says:

    Beautiful. Have never seen one, so thanks for sharing.

  5. Joan Schrinner says:

    The water in the pictures is just as lovely as the duck, Jim.

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