Category Archives: Ducks

Grebes on the waterfront

A horned grebe (Podiceps auritus) makes a rare appearance at Ashbridge’s Bay last week. © BCP It’s taken me a while to find the time to post my most recent images of some delightful creatures I saw last weekend, but here they are, finally. Above is a grebe, of course, but what kind? When I […]

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A post for Libby — A long-tailed duck up close and personal

A male long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis) surfaces with food — a zebra mussel, perhaps? — after a deep dive in the inner bay Saturday at Ashbridge’s. © BCP 2011. There are still huge numbers of long-tailed ducks in the inner bay at Ashbridge’s Park, enjoying their winter vacation down south. South for them, at least. […]

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More ducks! Red-breasted mergansers at Ashbridge’s

A male red-breasted mergansers (Mergus serrator) at Ashbridge’s Bay this week. A male bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is behind and to the left of the merganser. The crest of the males in this species appears as a double spike, unlike the spike of the common merganser, which appears to be a single spike.  © BCP 2011 […]

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Ducks, ducks, ducks! Wild about the City is back!

Two male redheads, Aythya americana, with their mates, cruise the waters of Ashbridges Bay Wednesday. Wild about the City has been on hiatus for two months, attempting to straighten out major computer snafus. We might be sorted out . . . don’t want to push our luck too hard, but hoping for the best. So, […]

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Gadwalls in the bay

A male gadwall (Anas strepera) in Ashbridge’s Bay on a recent winter day. © BCP 2010 Wild About The City is struggling with computer problems and is unable to do frequent site updates. ARGGGHHH! While I am working to straighten out the digital mess I have found myself in, I will try to at least […]

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