Redheads at Humber Bay: February 25, 2022

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.

Redhead (male)
Redheads (female)
Redhead (male)
Redheads
Redhead (male)
Lesser Scaup (female) and Redhead (male)
Redhead (male)
Redhead (male)
Redhead (male)
Redheads
Redheads
Redhead (male)
Redheads
Redhead (male)
Redheads
Lesser Scaup (female) and Redheads
Greater Scaup (male) and Redhead (male)

Other birds:

Trumpeter Swan
Common Goldeneye (juvenile)
Greater Scaup (male)
Mallards
Greater Scaup (male)
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Greater Scaup (female)
House Sparrow (female)
Common Goldeneye (juvenile)
Lesser Scaup (male) with Redhead (male)
Lesser Scaup (female)
Greater Scaup (male)

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Thank-you to Ellen Murray for this sketch called “Bird in the hand”.

NATURE POETRY

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)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Redheads at Humber Bay: February 25, 2022

  1. Gloria James

    Those red heads really have a distinct appearance! The sketch “Bird in the hand” shows a better side of our relationship with birds.

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