Long-tailed duck with tracking device at Tommy Thompson Park

Long-tailed duck with tracking device at Tommy Thompson Park

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It isn’t as if Bob and I have never seen Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis) before, previously known as Oldsquaws, but on one visit this spring to Tommy Thompson Park, we noticed something quite unusual about this female as it swam near the lift bridge on the Leslie Street Spit. Read more

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Long-tailed Ducks At Bluffer’s Park in Toronto

Long-tailed Ducks At Bluffer’s Park in Toronto

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Our trip to British Columbia in 2014 had been a birdwatcher’s delight, but once back in Ontario, it didn’t take us long to go on the hunt for new bird species in our own neck of the woods.  A trip to Bluffer’s Park along the edge of Lake Ontario turned up some impressive Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis). Read more