Long-tailed Duck (Clanguala hyemalis)
Usually these ducks return to the Arctic rather early in spring, but a few Long-tails are still in the vicinity, not yet ready to return to the Arctic. Last week, I spotted a few in two different harbours on Lake Ontario and could hear many gregarious males "talking" far out in the lake. It's a melodious sound that I enjoy hearing.
Foraging for mollusks, crustaceans and small fish
Over the past 20 years, these sea ducks have become increasingly more abundant in Lake Ontario during winter perhaps due to climate change.
Heading out into the lake
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE