Canada goose swimming in icy waters
A lone Canada goose taking a break from all the cackling and mayhem on a Lake Ontario beach...
A gazillion Canada geese
but these geese were sticking together - swimming, waddling and sleeping - trying to hide from the wind with a wind chill factor of -29°C (-20°F). Luckily the air warmed up a bit as the day wore on.
After an unseasonably mild first half of January, the recent cold snap was a nasty surprise. For sure I was winterized when I went outdoors with my camera - a few layers of warm clothing and a cup of cafe mocha helped a lot!
A small portion of a gazillion scaups with a few other ducks mixed in
And it was worth being outdoors. Standing on a cliff over Lake Ontario, I witnessed the landing of a huge flock of mixed ducks - scaups, redheads and mergansers. It was a sight to see as they slipped into the bay, then headed towards deeper water in long ribbons.
A scaup "invasion"?
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