A couple of days ago I spotted what looked like unfamiliar ducks on the water at the Brick Pond on Springbank Ave. Now it doesn't take a lot to be an unfamiliar duck, or any other bird for that matter, for me as I'm a casual birder. But I do know when it's something I haven't seen before. So, tonight after dinner, Geoff and I went for a closer look and found 2 female and and 3 male Common Mergansers. Cool! (l-r, female, male)
They were at a fair distance but are still identifiable on these grainy shots. Females have a very distinct crested head. (l-r, male, female)
Before we know it, we'll be seeing Great Blue Herons and White Egrets on this pond. Ah yes, spring....
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