In winter, Youngs Island is an important resting stop for migrating waterfowl, particularly several species of special interest, including American black duck, lesser and greater scaup
, mallard, canvasback, Canada goose, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, common goldeneye, American wigeon, and red-breasted merganser.
| Anglesey dominated the sightings news through the week, with up to five Water Pipits at RSPB Cors Ddyga, Lesser Scaup at Llyn Llygeirian, Great Northern Divers off Point Lynas and Moelfre, and another with Slavonian Grebes and Greater Scaup
on the Inland Sea.
com> Wood Duck, Mandarin, Green Wing Teal, Blue Wing Teal, Falcated Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Baikal Teal, Garganey Teal, Pintail, RedHead, White Redhead, Silver Redhead, Goldeneyes, Hooded Merganser, Ring Teal, Mallards, Smews, Tufted, Greater Scaup
, Ring Neck, Ruddy, Canvasback, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Geese, Emperor Geese.
In North America, diving ducks are represented by canvasbacks, redheads, ring-necked ducks, greater scaup
and lesser scaup.
This was a different kind of treasure for us and soon singles and doubles of greater scaup
were buzzing our decoy spread set at the tip of a long, brush-covered island.
Waterfowl entries may depict the black brant, common merganser, greater scaup
or dusky Canada goose, also shown in their customary surroundings.
Lesser and greater scaup
combined for 4.6 million birds, similar to last year but 8 percent below their long term average.
These birds have earned the unfortunate distinction of a spot on Audubon's list: American Bittern, Black-throated Sparrow, Boreal Chickadee, Common Grackle, Common Tern, Eastern Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak, Field Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Greater Scaup
, Horned Lark, Lark Sparrow, Little Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Bobwhite, Northern Pintail, Ruffed Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, Snow Bunting and Whip-poor-will.
Off-shore, several thousand common scoter were in a huge "raft", which included redthroated diver, great-crested grebes, and a small group of greater scaup
Muscovy duck Cairina moschata Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Greater scaup
Aythya marila Tufted duck Aythya fuligula Common merganser Mergus merganser Smew Mergus albellus Falconiformes Common buzzard Buteo buteo Rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus Galliformes Common peafowl Pavo cristatus Domestic chicken Gallus gallus Charadriiformes (herring gull) Larus argentatus Strigiformes (eagle owl) Bubo bubo Passeriformes (Eurasian magpie) Pica pica All birds No.
Both zebra and quagga mussels have become important food sources for several local species in Ontario, including various crayfishes and fish, as well as waterfowl, such as the lesser scaup, the greater scaup
, and the bufflehead.
Waterfowl are also featured including the American widgeon, black ducks, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, gadwall, mallard, pintail, shoveler, wood duck, canvasback, greater scaup
, lesser scaup, redhead, Canadian geese, and the snow goose.