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Common Merganser

September 06, 2023 - The Common Merganser is the hardest of our three merganser species to photograph. They tend to be very vary of humans pr...
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Ring-necked Duck

April 16, 2023 - The Ring-necked Duck is an elegant diver common everywhere in Nova Scotia. The hunters that first hunted this bird calle...
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Mandarin Duck

December 11, 2021 - These may be my last images of the Mandarin Duck. If the Mandarin Duck is as durable as its only other family member, th...
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November 17, 2021 - I encountered a small cluster of Buffleheads in St. Margaret's Bay this morning. It is very challenging to get good phot...
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Lesser Scaup

March 16, 2021 - The Greater and Lesser Scaup can be hard to tell apart. On the Greater Scaup the high point of the head is ahead or over...
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Tufted Duck

January 30, 2021 - The Tufted Duck is a Eurasian species but it commonly nests in Iceland. It is an irregular visitor to Nova Scotia and ca...
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Harlequin Ducks

November 08, 2020 - The Harlequin Duck is a hard bird to photograph not because its shy but because its often found fishing in the surf. Sli...
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Eurasian Wigeon

June 17, 2020 - The Eurasian Wigeon is an annual regular to Nova Scotia often wintering in local ice free ponds and coastal bays. Its a...
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May 16, 2020 - The aptly named Redhead is a handsome and rare visitor to Nova Scotia. It breeds in the centre of our continent mostly i...
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May 13, 2020 - The Gadwall is an uncommon summertime breeder in Nova Scotia. It can be hard to find and easy to miss except for the con...
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Northern Shoveler

May 10, 2020 - The Northern Shoveler was one of the first ducks to return after a Manitoba winter. Laura and I would go to Oak Hammock...
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Green-winged Teal

May 06, 2020 - Our native ducks are beautiful and elegant creatures gifted to and by nature. There is no need to kill these birds for "...
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Harlequin Duck

May 03, 2020 - The Harlequin Duck is a beautiful bird but quite the challenge to photograph as it moves about in the surf, usually in p...
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