Redheads and 22 Other Aquatic Species at Tommy Thompson Park: Nov. 4, 2022

With TDSB walks on hold at the moment, I headed to Tommy Thompson Park this morning. Without too much difficulty, I was able to find many species of ducks, swans, mergansers and gulls plus a grebe, a heron, a coot and cormorants.

Redheads are often in the company of Greater Scaup as they were today.

Redhead, Greater Scaup and Common Goldeneye
Redhead (male)

Other aquatic birds:

Gadwall (male)
American Black Duck (male)
Green-winged Teal (female)
American Coot and American Wigeon (male)
Northern Shoveler (male)
Northern Shovelers (female)
Northern Shovelers (male)
Wood Duck (female)
Wood Duck (male)
mostly Greater Scaup
Greater Scaup (male)
Common Goldeneyes
Common Goldeneyes (male)
Common Goldeneye (male)
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead (male)
Long-tailed Ducks
White-winged Scoter (juvenile)
Hooded Mergansers
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Mute Swans
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Red-necked Grebe in winter plumage
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
American Coot
Double-crested Cormorants and Mallard

Other birds:

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

Some mammals:



October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces. – J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Redheads and 22 Other Aquatic Species at Tommy Thompson Park: Nov. 4, 2022

  1. Elizabeth Hanna

    Sad to miss our walk this morning, but…. Wonderful to see a range of wildlife in your post and look forward to learning more about all these ducks I used to simply see as “just ducks”.

  2. Lisa Volkov

    Lots of “winter ducks”, other ducks and wonderful birds and creatures there! Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!


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