Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis


Long-tailed Duck, male, 6/3/11, East
              Ponds, Nome, AK
Long-tailed Ducks nest on tundra ponds, such as the one where I took the picture above, on the east outskirts of Nome, Alaska. They are fairly rare winterers where I live, in the SF Bay Area, and the female in the two pictures below is one of the few I've seen there.


Long-tailed Duck, female, 12/26/08,
              Redwood Shores, San Mateo Co


Long-tailed Duck, female, 12/26/08,
              Redwood Shores, San Mateo Co