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!
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Oh my goodness Tina, these are GORGEOUS photos! The beautiful ducks, the stunning colour of the water, and the up-close-and-personal nature of the captures have all come together perfectly!
I am so envious that you can get so close to these gorgeous ducks. Stunning shots. very occasionally a few drop into Ireland and in fact recently i saw a number in Donegal but they are ALWAYS far out at sea!!!
Yes, I'm more familiar with little dots far out to sea too. So great to see such fine close-ups.
I love the color of the water.
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Beautiful bird. And that water is so clear.
Have a lovely Tuesday.
what lovely looking ducks. I bet the females are as plain as dishwater!!
Handsome fellow. The water looks almost tropical but I imagine it is really really cold.
What incredible and beautiful pictures of an amazing bird! xx
This is an amazing duck!! Love the markings and the eye ring. Beautiful.
I already miss seeing ducks. I guess winter have been long enough. They all migrate from here, I see them back in spring only.
You've caught a handsome one here.
Another duck I had not heard of...and such a strange looking one. So glad you got these wonderful shots till I could see him good.
Very nice close ups!
I love the colour of the water in the first one and the details of the duck in the second :)
Have a fine day
They are pretty ducks, great sighting and photos.. Have a happy day!
there are so many varieties of ducks, it's amazing. I don't think I've seen this one before.
they are just wonderful and the water, oh my, i could not stop looking at the wet parts of your pics.. awesome water shots
just so COOL!!!
What an unusual looking (but pretty) duck. Nice photos.
Quite a distinguished looking bird!
Great pictures. Nice of them to pose for you.
Superb photos with great colors and I like they are tack sharp. Beautiful little ducks!
Lovely, incredible shades, pretty tones all around.
Lovely colouring. I like the white around his eye.
Very beautiful pictures of the duck !
I love to watch the divers, too. It's amazing how well they hold their breath. These are great captures- the water looks so clear!
I think you have shown us these handsome guys before, no? Your bird pics are so fabulous, EG!
These ducks, like wood ducks, look like painted decoys until they move!
Wonderful photos. The first one looks like he as snow on him! What stunning markings.
I think you need an underwater camera... Hint... hint... :-)
They are gorgeous!
Very nice 'portraits'!
Beautiful duck! Or I guess I should say handsome! A new one to me.
Those are great! What a different look they have.
Wonderfull color mask of this duck,greeting from Belgium;
A handsome guy, love the colour of the water.
I love the aqua water in these pictures! And wow, what a special duck! I have never even HEARD of a long tailed duck! I would have mistaken it for a pintail. Are they rare? I imagine you can identify them by the distinctive white ring around their eyes.
Lucky you! These are great shots - and what a gorgeous duck! I haven't checked a bird book but I don't think they come our way...I certainly don't think I've seen one.
Fabulous shots Tina. The white markings around the eyes give them a look of surprise!
Unusual looking ducks, very colourful, nice shots
These ducks are beautiful and you captured some great shots.
You are very talented with your camera.
Have a wonderful evening.
He almost looks snow covered.
That's a lovely looking duck.
What a beauty, Tina! We sure are lucky to see some of these guys through you!
Have a Beautiful Day!!
What an unusual looking duck. He is quite stunning. You are lucky to be able to catch them on film.
What a beauty!!!...:)JP
It never ceases to amaze me how many amazing species of ducks there are EG, merci beaucoup for showing me another beauty.
Very pretty ducks!
Incredible!!!!! I would so love to see these ducks up close. Last summer they were sooooo far away! Gorgeous photos. You are very lucky to have them around!
He has an interesting looking head, beautiful bird and images!
I envy you that are able to come so close to them :)
What wonderful markings they have! Would be fun to see one with his tail up, lol! Thanks for sharing!
You really do make something special of your photos. That's a great shot.
Ducks are always fun of course, until you get their bills.
Have a nice day.
It's a beautiful duck! I've never seen pictures of one before.
I don't remember seeing this duck before, their feather colors and textures are exquisite! Their heads look like they popped up out of a snow bank, and the white eye rings really pop. The aqua water is amazing too!
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