Waterfowl - Patrick J. Blake Photography
An inlet in the southeastern corner of Serpentine Lake in the Christmas Mountains.  Water flowing downhill from the nearby mountains empties into this small pond, which continues to flow into the much larger Serpentine Lake.  Our research team would often see bald eagles and western osprey fishing the waters of Serpentine Lake.<br />
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Although this pond is very shallow, it is also very tranquil, with a small series of waterfalls just to the left, where the mountain streams empties into the pond.  It takes little imagination to consider putting a cabin near the shore here.<br />
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Photo taken 19 June 2010.

Redhead (male)
Aythya americana
Mooney's Bay, Ottawa, Ontario
18 October 2009

A lone drake redhead has been mulling around with mallards and American black ducks at Mooney's Bay.  It is unusual to have a diving duck like the Aythya species in such a suburban location, but it seems the redhead has taken a liking to the free bread and seeds offered to the mallards and gulls at the park.

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