Common Goldeneye

There was fancy new duck at the Celery Bog today. She had a red head, tiny bill and uncommonly golden eyes. It’s always exciting to discover a new bird and I had no clue who this one was. I asked my ruddy buddy to paddle on over there for size comparison purposes, maybe that would provide a clue… nope! I searched my field guide for red heads, black backs and tiny bills; no clues there either. There was something about those uncommonly golden eyes but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Ahah, that’s it! I’ve discovered a new species! Wait, let’s do one more search, this time for “golden eyed duck.” Yup, that’s what I thought, Common Goldeneye. I had a clue all along!

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