Lake Ontario at Newcastle, Ontario
It may be winter but many ducks and geese have decided to NOT fly south for warmer weather.
I have several books for identifying birds as I am a novice birder. The one I find myself referring to the most often is Ontario Birds by Jeffrey C. Domm. I like it because it contains birds known to found in Ontario, making it easier to find an illustration to identify it. Plus an observation calendar accompanies each bird's description. According to the observation calendars for mallards and Canada geese show that both birds can be found in Ontario year-round.
And now a question:
I think this is a female mallard but what do YOU think? It was hanging out with mallards but is quite a bit lighter in colour than the rest of the females.
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