Hunted nearly to extinction these beautiful ducks are making a comeback here in Ontario. Distinctively North American, they are not found anywhere other than the wetland forests of eastern North America.
Famous last words “there won’t be anything in this pond” bird number 157 was in this pond!
Yep, I got close enough to this Gadwall to get a good photo … a new one for me!
Spring migration is well under way … I don’t even know how many varieties of ducks there were at the Leslie Street Spit, my lens was too short!
Redheads are the ones with brown heads. The Bufflehead (male) is the little guy at front and centre, I think there is a female Goldeneye in the bottom right. Gadwall is top left.
Easy Spring on the Beaver River, beautiful! they didn’t ge the message that there is still snow and ice on their nesting grounds … April fools?
Birds of all kinds were finding comfort in small openings in the frozen water, here we came across a less seen pair of ducks.
These look so much like female Mallards, but they are not, they do flock with them however once you know what they look like they are easily spotted.