Redhead at Humber Bay: November 19, 2021

For the most part, we only see Redheads during migration and in winter. In the breeding season they are far to the west in ponds with open water and dense reedy vegetation.

We saw this one this morning:

Redhead (male)

Here are some photos from previous walks:

Redhead (male)
Redhead (male)
Redheads
Redheads and Canada Goose

Other birds:

Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Great Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (female)

Mute Swan
American Robin
Hooded Merganser (male)
Mallard (female)
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Hooded Merganser (male)
Bufflehead (female)
Buffleheads and Gadwall
Hooded Merganser (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser (female)
House Sparrow (male)
Red-breasted Mergansers (female)
House Sparrow (female)
Pekin Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Bufflehead
Great Blue Heron
American Wigeon (male) and Canada Geese
Red-necked Grebe
American Wigeon (male) and Bufflehead
Mallard, Wigeon and Gadwall

Today’s group:

A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk continues to frequent my backyard:

Cooper’s Hawk (juvenile)
Cooper’s Hawk (juvenile)
Cooper’s Hawk (juvenile)

NATURE POETRY

We’ll to the woods no more,
The laurels are all cut,
The bowers are bare of bay
That once the Muses wore;
The year draws in the day
And soon will evening shut:
The laurels all are cut,
We’ll to the woods no more.     – A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Miles Hearn

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