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.

Greater Scaup (male & female)
Aythya marila
Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Toronto, Ontario
22 February 2010

Greater scaup are deep water divers and can usually be found further out from shore.  Rough waters and an easterly wind brought a large flock of greater scaup close to shore.

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