Red-breasted Mergansers spend the cold weather months with us and can be seen regularly in the Toronto harbour and all along the lakeshore. In the breeding season, they can be found all over northern North America but rarely in our area.
This morning, near the Guild Inn, we were treated to the sight of hundreds of just-returning birds both diving for fish and flying.
Here are some close-ups from last winter:
I visited this rescue centre in Nova Scotia recently. This is a good example of what they do. Curious – what kind of physiotherapy do you give a Barred Owl with a broken wing? 😊
Ruffling the colors of the forest leaves,
The winds make music as they come and go. – John Critchley Prince (1808–66)