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Ducks in the Harbour

Toronto harbour is full of ducks that have commuted "south" to our "warmer"  waters. Most of the lake is covered in sheets of ice. This one gap in the ice was drawing the ducks in, I suppose it is because they have space to fish. I just thought they were a fun looking group of animals and I'd not seen so many in one place before. Literally the whole harbour is filled with them this winter.

Ducks in the Harbour

Toronto harbour is full of ducks that have commuted "south" to our "warmer"  waters. Most of the lake is covered in sheets of ice. This one gap in the ice was drawing the ducks in, I suppose it is because they have space to fish. I just thought they were a fun looking group of animals and I'd not seen so many in one place before. Literally the whole harbour is filled with them this winter.

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  • Ellie
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2009, 23:56
Oooh, aren't they lovely. Are they Pintails? (I've heard of the name but have never seen one)
Iain Myrans: Hi Ellie, I asked the same question to people in the Olympus SLR forum over at dpreview.com. They do a weekly bird thread. Apparently these are simply "long tailed ducks" but there are two "Mergansers" hiding in here too.

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