Monday, June 7, 2010

Memorial Day weekend at Malheur: Part 4

Redhead Redhead near Hines, Oregon on 28 May, 2010 by Greg Gillson.


[Click to read all Memorial Day weekend at Malheur posts.]

Ducks breed throughout the wetlands at Malheur. One species that is rather unusual in most of the Pacific NW region is the Redhead. At Malheur you can observe these birds in roadside ponds at close range, starting right away in the Hines and Burns area. You can often compare them side-by-side with the similar red-headed Canvasback duck.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful Redhead and in combination with a golden eye, absolutely striking!