I think of the Redhead as an uncommon bird but have a vivid memory of a trip to Long Point Bay on Lake Erie with my grandfather one early spring. Out on the lake were countless “rafts” of Redheads from close up to as far as the eye could see.
We had some close ups at Humber Bay. As you can see, the female does not resemble the male.
Thank-you to Ellen Murray for this sketch called “Bird in the hand”.
Serene will be our days and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security. – William Wordsworth (1770–1850)