Quack! (male long-tailed duck...coming)
Returning from a few days in Upstate New York last Sunday, my husband and I decided to check out the canal between Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour (Hamilton, Ontario) to see any ducks that might be wintering there. And there were
I'm a novice birder and this was the first time I've ever seen them so I was
Quack! (male long-tailed duck...going)
Long-tailed ducks nest in the tundra of the far north but winter in southern climes such as any ice-free waters in and around the Great Lakes. Here they are sporting their winter plumage.
Quack, quack! (male long-tailed duck...coming and going)
Long-tailed ducks are fun to watch as they jump, then dive for snails, crustaceans and mussels. They can stay under water for nearly a minute and dive as deep as 50 metres!
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