This just in from photographer Pat Thorne, keeping us current on all of the splendors of Spring.
“Another. welcomed sight was of this drake Ring-Necked Duck. He is very stylish with his black head, bib, and back against his white belly. His bill is lined with white and hence the name ring-bill. They nest along small lakes and marshes. They feed on aquatic plants. I heard this low whistling noise and then a “rrr” sound. It was the male and female calling back and forth to one another. The male whistles and the female makes the “rrr” sound. There were at least a dozen of them in this flock”.
Thanks again, Pat!!!