Despite the name, you have to be exceptionally close to a Ring-necked Duck to see the rust-coloured ring. I was able to photograph a male north of Geraldton in north western Ontario a few springs ago.
This morning, in Grenadier Pond, we found a migrant having a nap to break up their northward journey.
From Judy-Ann Cazemier
Dear Friends and Family:
I invite you to the Leslie Grove Gallery to see the group show Our World: The Wonder and the Worry. This exhibition with an environmental theme takes place from April 6th to April 24th. The opening reception is on Thursday, April 7th from 6 to 8 pm. I am exhibiting my fine art photograph, “Her Majesty Snowy Owl.” The gallery is located at 1158 Queen Street East at Jones Avenue. The gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 5 pm. Also available is my book “Finding Wings photographing birds in and around Toronto.” This 100-page softcover book contains beautiful bird photographs, stories accompanying each photo, and a map to guide you to the city parks where they were photographed. Makes a nice gift. My contact information is as follows: 416-285-9686, [http://]firstname.lastname@example.org and www.judyanncazemier.ca.
The brown buds thicken on the trees,
Unbound, the free streams sing,
As March leads forth across the leas
The wild and windy spring. – Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)