13 Duck Species at Humber Bay: March 8, 2022

Spring has really arrived bird-wise as Humber Bay was filled with the raucous ok-ka-lay calls of Red-winged Blackbirds.

In addition, many of the ducks we see mostly in winter are still here. Here are the 13 species that I was able to photograph:

#1

Mallard (male)

#2

Mallards and American Black Duck

#3

Gadwall (male)

#4

White-winged Scoter (female)

#5

Long-tailed Ducks

#6

Redhead (male)
Redheads (female)

#7

Greater Scaup (male)

#8

Lesser Scaup (male)
Lesser Scaup (female)
Lesser Scaup (male)
Lesser Scaup (male)
Lesser Scaup (female)
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup (female)
Lesser Scaup (male)
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup (female)

#9

Common Goldeneye (juvenile)

#10

Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (female)
Bufflehead (female)

#11

Red-breasted Merganser (male)

#12

Hooded Merganser (female)

#13

Pekin Duck

Other birds:

Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swan
Mute Swans
Canada Goose
Herring Gull
Herring Gull (left) and Ring-billed Gulls
Herring Gull

NATURE POETRY

Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet, And lo!
The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.               – Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

Miles Hearn

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