I had a half hearted attempt at trying to see the 'free flying' un-ringed Ferruginous duck at Washington wwt a few weeks back.But that just resulted in waiting for any male to get out of the water to check his legs out....nil points.
So off I went again today after seeing reports of this bird hanging out on the reservoir lake in one of the wild sections here.
He was still there when I arrived and stayed there for about 20-30 minutes. In that time he hung
around mainly with the Tufties but never seemed settled with his companions here .Three times he swam to one end of the lake and took off to fly to the other end- into the wind. Then he finally done a one heading off towards the enclosures.