Up for air
Hunting for tasty nibbles, this long-tailed female - a medium-sized diving duck - kept breaking through the harbour ice on Lake Ontario. Here she had just come up for air, swam around for a bit and then...
About to go down again
headed back down. She could hold her breath for quite a long time and I could never be sure where she was until ishe came up through the ice again.
She was wintering here but will soon head back to the Arctic where long-tailed ducks breed.
FYI: It's the males that have the long tails.
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