The bridge at Grand River, Prince Edward Island, is an area where the water runs swiftly enough to prevent freezing.
There are always birds east and west of the bridge and February was no exception. One day recently, I saw a variety of birds, especially ducks.
They looked to be friendly with each other, some dabblers, others, divers. Below are American black ducks, male and female Common mergansers, Barrow’s goldeneye and Common goldeneye.
The black duck is stood on the ice. A male merganser has the tuft of feathers on its brown head. The females are white and black. The Barrow’s goldeneye has the white bars on its side. The Common goldeneye is in the front centre of the photo.
The next photo shows the difference in size from the large American black duck, a dabbler, to the Common goldeneye, a smal diving duck.
In the final photo, I have all my ducks in a row, the Common goldeneyes anyway.