A correction, or three, to yesterday's post on "Redhead" ducks. Martin Cox emailed me:
There was a mix up in your story. The cute little ducks at the Bellevue end of Echo Park Lake are Ruddy Ducks, and they were six, now three, The Redhead head is a lone visitor, just one, not even a mate, never been at the lake before according to Judy Raskin. Also canvasbacks have a darker bill and a red eye with not bar at the tip of the bill, it's definitely a Redhead.