Male American wigeon (Anas americana)
At least one large flock of American wigeons spent the winter on the north side of Lake Ontario. My husband and I could see them out in the lake but Friday was the first time I was able to get this close. Isn't the male handsome in his breeding feathers?
Side view of male
American wigeons are nice looking dabbler ducks but they are not always nice. They sometimes steal vegetation from diving ducks when the divers come up to the surface.
Wigeons are most often seen in marshes and wet grasslands.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE