Ring-necked Duck @ Hidden Lake

Observers: Susan Steele
Email: steele7 verizon net
Verification: MONO
Remote Name: 71.105.165.163
Date: 07/19/2008
Time: 09:04 PM -0400

Sighting

In an attempt to beat the heat and humidity, I headed up into the Sierras, specifically Hidden Lake in the Cottonwood Lakes area. My hilite was two species of ducks Ė a mallard with six ducklings, and a male Ring-necked Duck at Hidden Lake app 10850í in elevation. The mallards didnít surprise me, but the RN Duck was a different story. I donít ever recall seeing them in the mountains. He is molting and unable to fly right now, so if you feel the need for a hike Ö..