You can get a good look at the speculum patch on this female Mallard Duck in this picture.
The picture of this Male Common Merganser was taken in the Bronx, New York.
The picture of this Male Common Merganser was taken on December 31, 2012 using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens.
The picture of this male Ruddy Duck in breeding plumage was taken at Stuyvesant Cove on the East River in New York Ctiy. This picture was taken with the Canon EOS7D with the Canon 100-400mm lens.
I was so pleased to be able to get a picture of this very handsome Ruddy Duck at the Stuyvesant Cove Park just a few blocks from my home. This is a good example of a stiffed-tail duck.