Ring neck ducks

Migrating waterfowl on Goose Pond

Although we enjoy the loons, mallards, cormorants and plovers during the spring, summer and fall, there are other birds who
make us a stop on their migration route, spending a day or two to rest and feed.  Here are just a few of them.

   Female buffleheads

Male bufflehead.  I seldom get close enough to see the coloring, but the dramatic black and white is easy to identify at a distance.  I look for them in late April and October.

Hooded Merganser   These little ducks are just stunning!  They migrate through in early spring and late fall and we sometimes get a good look at them

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser   female

Common Merganser   male
The head looks black in the\is picture, but they are actually a dark green

Canada gosling

Resident Loons

Canada goose

Ring-necked duck male

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Ring-necked duck female

Black duck  we sometimes see these ducks in the summer, too.  They also crossbreed with mallards, creating quite a range of markings.

Mallard duckling

Wood duckling

These ducks nest in trees or boxes.

Wood duck female with  ducklings