The Green-winged Teal is the smallest duck in Norther America weighing just a bit less than a Bufflehead. They are about half the size of a Mallard.
I was able to get close to a male this morning at Humber bay.
Most winter far south of here but a few stay near the Great lakes. In warm weather they are found on shallow ponds, marshes and flooded fields. Green-winged Teals forage mainly by dabbling at the surface of the water or walking on mudflats.
In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. – William Blake (1757–1827)