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Ruddy Duck
Comments(4) # Ruddy Duck london e17

It has always been a source of wonder to me that this duck is called the Ruddy Duck rather than the Blue Nosed Duck. True, its plumage is ruddy but that's not the first thing you notice is it? This is the male incidentally, the female is neither ruddy nor blue-nosed. As for why it is the Damned's favourite duck, well, I'd have thought that was obvious. Indeed the original lyrics to "New Rose" were:

"I got a blue nose, I got it good, Guess I knew that I always would...."

Why they changed it I have never been sure.
Canon EOS 5D
340 mm
400 ISO
1/2500 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired