Unfortunately, today I didn’t get the chance to go out birding. Fortunately, I did get a new bird for this year in my back yard. This morning when I was looking out the back window I was pleasantly surprised to see a few Wood Ducks and then swimming nearby them I saw the Ring-necked Duck! I hadn’t seen this one yet this year, so I was very happy… there were 4 of them, all foraging for food by dipping their head underwater. Though they are named the Ring-necked Duck, you usually can’t see the ring around their neck!