Ducking in for a visit

Photo: Lise Lafond

A male and female hooded merganser stop for a rest on my small lake.

Having a small lake or pond in my backyard, I have the privilege of observing many species of waterfowl. Ducks and geese often stay for one night, giving them time to rest and eat before they continue their journey. To observe these beautiful birds I must be outside fairly early and be very discreet.