We have a big announcement to make! We have a new resident here at the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park! Please give a warm welcome to baby ruddy duck! To celebrate the baby’s arrival, I’ve collected some interesting facts about ruddy ducks. A ruddy duck will typically have a short body, thick neck, stiff fan-shaped tail, short wings, and a chunky body. One thing that sets the male ruddy duck apart from other ducks, is their bright blue bill. For now, the baby ruddy duck is too young for us to identify whether it is a male or female. When a ruddy duck is born, it has gray and white feathers, and a dark stripe across their cheeks. I will keep you updated with its progress and how he or she is adapting to it’s new home.
Til next time!