Pekin Duck and an Ice Warning: Feb 23, 2022

If you are planning an outdoor walk on nature trails in the near future, you should be aware that conditions are very treacherous with solid, thick ice in many places. Grippers for your boots are a good idea.

We had a Pekin Duck this morning at Humber Bay.

Pekin Duck

The Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck raised primarily for meat. It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century.

Some escape from captivity and are seen in our waterways.

Pekin Duck
Pekin Duck

Other birds:

Long-tailed Duck (male)
Bufflehead (female)
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Mute Swan
Greater Scaup (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Bufflehead (male)
Common Goldeneye (juvenile male)
Redhead (male)
Redheads
Mallard (female)
Greater Scaup (male)
Mallard (male)
Greater Scaup (male)
Mallards
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls
Greater Scaup and Bufflehead (male)
Canada Goose
Greater Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser (male)

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

Hi Miles,

Thought you’d get a kick out of this display and the unimpressed gal. 😊

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NATURE POETRY

Surely as cometh the Winter,
I know there are Spring violets under the snow.  – R. H. Newell (1836-1901)

Miles Hearn

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