Wednesday, February 15, 2017

River St. Clair Ducks

Ducks continue to be in good numbers along the St. Clair River.  I did some looking around at noon and after work today.  Now that days are getting significantly longer, there is more time after work!
A good raft of ducks was in close at Port Lambton all day.  Most were Redhead of course, but some Canvasback, Greater Scaup, Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye were mixed in.

The hermaphrodite Mallard made an appearance today.  It is unique enough that I know it was been around at least 8 years!

Late this afternoon, a nice concentration of ducks was at the McKeough Outlet south of Sombra.

portion of the group

A decent raft of ducks, mostly Canvasback, was off Cundick Park and Stoke's Point.  I found a male American Wigeon along the shoreline associating with Mallards.  I only had the G16 camera, so quality is not that good.

We still have hundreds of Herring Gulls along the river and rather few white-winged gulls.  More Ring-billed Gulls seem to be showing up, and perhaps lots more will show up this coming weekend with the very mild weather!
Those northern rarities (Ivory or Ross's Gulls) I hope for still elude us!

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