It was quite impressive to see that many ducks so tightly packed. It was virtually impossible to make an accurate count.
I did not spend a lot of time looking at them, but the group was virtually 100% Mallard! I did pick out one Northern Shoveler, but I suspect there could have been a pintail or two in the flock.
There were well over 3000 Mallards present for sure.
Monday morning was quite dreary. At Port Lambton, a few ducks were flying around despite the huge amount of ice there in the river. It was rather dark when I arrived at the lookout spot, but when it became lighter, I noticed a Snowy Owl perched on the ice right out in front.
|Canada Geese on the ice and Icebreaker Escort|
Today, with the mild weather, the ice was moving in the river for a change. By late afternoon, midriver was clear towards the north end of the village.