Wood Duck and ducklings at Rouge Park



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Wood Duck and ducklings at Rouge Park

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On Father’s Day, my family teamed up for a hike in Rouge Park, in Toronto, Ontario.  For a change of scenery, my brother-in-law suggested a section of trail new to us, beginning just off of Meadowvale Road at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.  It was towards the end of our day’s explorations that we came upon a female Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) and several ducklings at the ponds along the Cedar Trail. Read more

Wood Ducks at High Park in Toronto



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Wood Ducks at High Park in Toronto

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Bob and I had made several attempts to photograph Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) at High Park over the past year, but it wasn’t until one sunny morning early this spring that we actually succeeded in finding a pair of them in favourable light conditions that helped to show off their stunning plumage. Read more

Wood Ducks at Grindstone Marsh in Hamilton



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Wood Ducks at Grindstone Marsh in Hamilton

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One spring, on the only clear day in a week of rainy weather, Bob and I seized the opportunity to go birdwatching.  A return trip was in order to the area of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton.  Not since the previous spring had we visited the protected areas in the Gardens’ vicinity, all of which make for great hiking and birdwatching.  It was in the Grindstone Marsh that Bob and I came upon two pairs of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) idling in the backwaters of one of the marshes. Read more