February, 2012

Female Red-breasted Merganser Stretching Her Wings

Another stroll down by Woodbine Beach with the dog, where I caught a glimpse of the local female Red-Breasted Merganser who stretched her wings before spotting me and quickly swimming away.

Female Red-breasted Merganser 1

Female Red-breasted Merganser 1

Female Red-breasted Merganser 2

Female Red-breasted Merganser 2

Female Red-breasted Merganser 3

Female Red-breasted Merganser 3

I always seem to keep seeing female Red-breasted Mergansers (more than one) in this area, but never the males. Maybe something to do with territoriality?

Also saw (but didn’t take a good photograph of) one of the pair of over-wintering Robins that seem to live somewhere just south of Queen Street.

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