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.

Bufflehead (female)
Bucephala albeola
Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa, Ontario
6 November 2009

Bufflehead are usually very skittish, and I have been unable to get a photo of one despite years of trying.  Luckily a female bufflehead must have found a good feeding area, because she continually resurfaced on the Ottawa River in the same place, roughly 9m (30ft) from shore.

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