The American Wigeons are migrating through the Toronto area at the moment on their way to the southern and western USA and further south.
The male with the white or buffy forehead led to this species being formerly called the “Baldpate.”
Species list: common loon, red-necked grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, American wigeon, bufflehead, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, black-capped chickadee, golden-crowned kinglet, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow. (18 species)
Some botany on this windy, -1 degree and overcast morning:
The white chrysanthemums and asters star
The frosty silence. – Alice Marland (Wellington) Rollins (1847–97)