American wigeon, Lake Scugog
Although it's said that American wigeons spend much of their time on land, so far I have only seen them in water - in shallow ponds and lakes. In spring, the male has a green swipe that runs from its neck to it's eye but, unfortunately, the only photo I have is fuzzy and was taken from too far away.
Following the leader?
Last Sunday, a small flock moved fairly close into shore so I was able to take some better photos. A few American wigeons remain in Ontario year-round, hugging the shores of Lakes Ontario and Erie. But most will travel southeasterly to the states along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S..
Stopping for a photo op?
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE