You’ve likely observed/read/heard about the ice build up on our lakes. Please click here for current status.
Last Saturday the water behind the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington was ice-covered. Only a few geese, mallards, swans and gulls were present. This Saturday was a different story. A portion of the ice had opened up.
While photographing the Common Goldeneye I noted she would signal her intent to dive by flattening her head dome.
This male White-Winged Scoter was rather miserable.
I had a great time wondering around. Two wedding parties were present at the Spencer Smith Park boardwalk. Quite a few families were out and about with their children enjoying a sunny winter afternoon.
I decided to return to the waterfront this morning. It seemed even more water had opened up allowing for a feeding frenzy, courtship, frolic and a few spats.
Whereas on Saturday the Canada Goose was the most vocal waterfowl, today it was the Common Goldeneye. This was due, in part, to mating ritual activities.
This female Red-breasted Merganser fiercely defended her spot.
Our 19th Annual Half Chilli Marathon was a treat to watch, photograph and chat with a couple folk. Lately I’ve been thinking about runners. Like birders, runners have no qualms leaving home pre-dawn or shortly after dawn to enjoy an activity they love.