Birds of a Feather

B screechA little grey Northern Screech-Owl takes a late afternoon snooze in it nest in an area tree. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

B Red Morpho ScreechA red morph Northern Screech-Owl peeks out of a knot in a tree as the sun sets. Screech- owls are often referred to a red or grey morph depending on the colour of their feathers. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

_DSC9109A male long-tailed duck  feeding the shipping canal near the lift bridge Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

_DSC9140A male long-tailed duck flies along the water’s surface in the shipping canal near the lift bridge. Hundreds of the northern migratory species have gathered in the canal to feed in January, February and March. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Long-Tailed Duck 4469Hundreds of Long-Tailed Ducks gathered in shipping canal near the lift bridge. The northern migratory species have gathered in the area to feed. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

_DSC9673Two males and a female Hooded Merganser swim through one of our many winter snow storms. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

BRainy flight

A Canada Goose flies from the Desjardin Canal. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

/A male Canada Goose flips upside down while cleaning and preening himself  Thursday morning on the Desjardin Canal in Dundas. All part of the head bobbing and wing flapping activities involving in the mating  rituals of Canada Geese. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

/ Despite the weather it is pretty obvious that Spring is in the air along the Desjardin Canal in Dundas, where Mute swans and Canada Geese are displaying various stages of mating rituals. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

 

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