Usually we hear quacks or whistles from ducks, but there is one that has a regularly repeated song.
If you hear “ow – ow – owlette” from the lake, it is a Long-tailed Duck. These ducks, which spend the winter with us, ride out storms in Lake Ontario in great numbers and dive to great depths for little pea clams.
We heard and saw one this morning.
Saw this fellow help his mate renovate the nest on Lido Key, Florida.
“November is usually such a disagreeable month as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully, just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We’ve had lovely days and delicious twilights.” – L.M. Montgomery