Seventeen Bird Species by the Lake: January 2022

On a chilly and windy morning, I briefly visited several location along the Lake Ontario lakeshore and found these birds.

#1

American Goldfinch

#2

Canada Geese
Canada Goose
Canada Geese

#3

Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)

#4

Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Mute Swans

#5

Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Red-breasted Mergansers
Red-breasted Mergansers

#6

Greater Scaup

#7

Mallards
Mallards
Mallards

#8

Ring-billed Gull

#9

Rock Pigeons

#10

European Starling

#11

Dark-eyed Junco (male)

#12

Long-tailed Duck (female)
Long-tailed Ducks
Long-tailed Ducks
Long-tailed Duck (female)

#13

Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan

#14

American Coot
American Coots
American Coot

#15

Gadwall (male)

#16

Common Goldeneye (male)

#17

Lesser Scaups (female)
Lesser Scaup (female)

NATURE POETRY

Good King Wenceslas looked out,
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even.                     – John Mason Neale (1818–66)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Seventeen Bird Species by the Lake: January 2022

  1. Marianne Loranger

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the close up of swan! Question about swans, in Stratford, Ontario, they told us they “winter” them (special warmer area for them), but here we have these hardy birds, so why do you think Stratford-on-Avon winters their swans?
    Thank you for amazing pics! See you next Thursday!

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  2. Pat Dickinson

    Wow….what a beautiful collection of winter birds. I was surprised to see the startling. Do they winter in Canada?

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