Male Longtailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Bond Head
Every winter I look forward to seeing these ducks. Many migrate through Ontario on their way to the Atlantic coast from the Arctic, but quite a few stay right here in Lake Ontario. I love to hear them chatting with each other in large groups. But both these fellas were quietly searching for delicious nibbles.
Male Longtailed Duck, Whitby
Sometimes males swim with their tails in the air, but on these days there were no females in the vicinity to impress.
When they are foraging, they can stay underwater for a very long time. I love it when they pop up withing easy range of my camera!
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE