Birds

Canada Goose

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Not Yet Submitted

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Not Yet Submitted

Great Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Graeme Stewart-Robertson (August 6, 2008)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Graeme Stewart-Robertson (August 6, 2008)

Double-crested Cormorant

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Graeme Stewart-Robertson (2009)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Graeme Stewart-Robertson (2009)

Turkey Vulture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mallard

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

 

Mallards are the most common duck in Canada.

Flocks often feed in early morning and late afternoon in nearby harvested fields, returning to marshes and creeks to spend the night.

The flight is not particularly rapid. Hens have a loud quack; the drake's voice is a low-pitched kwek-kwek.

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Mallard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black and Mallard Ducks: These two species often interbreed which can result in hybrids with any combination of mallard/black duck traits.

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Red-breasted Merganser

Common Merganser

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)

 

This species is larger than the red-breasted merganser, and is one of the largest of our ducks. It is one of the last to migrate South, and is more common than the red-breasted merganser on inland waters.

Flocks move in "follow the leader" style, low over the water. The only call seems to be a startled croak.

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Common Merganser

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula

 

These are active, strong-winged fliers moving singly or in small flocks, often high in the air. Distinctive wing-whistling sound in flight has earned them the name of whistlers.

Goldeneyes generally migrate late in the season.

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Common Goldeneye

Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 28, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 28, 2014)

Great Black-backed Gull

American Black Duck

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

American Black Duck

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 6, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 6, 2014)

Bald Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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