Who hates ducks?

7 04 2011

Oldsquaw - Luke Tiller

Out on Lake Ontario as well as getting to see some cool birds I am also getting to see some cool plumages. Back in Connecticut I have never knowingly seen an adult male breeding plumaged Long-tailed Duck. Here they are  dotted around amongst the birds that are still in basic plumage. Hard to believe that those stunning Long-tails in their mainly white finery are actually in their dowdy non-breeding garb. The other day I said that I sometimes joke about hating ducks. I definitely don’t hate Oldsquaw (or Long-tailed Duck to give them their politically correct but less characterful new name) in either their winter or summer finery. It’s just hard to decide which of the two is prettier!