Buffleheads are fairly common in open waters in southern Ontario in winter but are very scarce anywhere in Ontario in summer. They breed in northern Canada and Alaska.
Bufflehead dive for aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans, and mollusks. They typically swallow their food while still underwater. Dives last on average about 12 seconds and rarely more than 25 seconds, typically staying on the surface another 12 seconds or so before diving again. (allaboutbirds)
We had a male this morning at Marie Curtis Park.
Some great photos of squabbling owls versus anything that flies. 😊
Tis all a myth that Autumn grieves,
For, watch the rain among the leaves;
With silver fingers dimly seen
It makes each leaf a tambourine. – Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
Miles, Your Witch Hazel looking very “witchy” 🧙 yesterday! 😉