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Beautiful Ring-Necked Ducks At Herring Pond In Eastham On Cape Cod.

It’s so much fun to go birding here on Cape Cod in the winter. You never know what you will see or where you will see it. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

There were quite a few birds swimming around at Herring Pond the other day. I always love the Ring-necked Ducks. They look like they should be called “Ring-billed Ducks” instead as their ring is around their bill and not their neck.

The Ring-necked Ducks  are not like dabbling ducks… they dive to eat submerged plants and aquatic invertebrates.

Good Fishing At Herring Pond On Cape Cod.

With the white Swan and all of the other water birds diving and dunking, there must be some good fishing at Herring Pond. I watched them for a while as they all stayed together while fishing furiously in the water. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

It looked like a family of birds all hanging out together and fishing together … it really was quite cute!

Beautiful Ring-Necked Ducks at Herring Pond On Cape Cod.

There was a nice flock of about 30 Ring-necked Ducks at Herring Pond the other day. They were just gorgeous! It was the first time we had seen Ring-necked Ducks on Cape Cod.

We saw a lot of these ducks out in Colorado way up high on a pond in the Rocky Mountains, so it was a treat to see some of them here too.

Ring-necked Ducks are medium diving ducks that have a blue-gray bill with a white ring and a black tip. I always wondered why they aren’t called “Ring-billed Ducks.”

Beautiful bird, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Ring-necked Duck?