Mississauga Sailing Club
4 December 2014
The Redhead Aythya americana is a relatively large diving duck, sometimes confused with the larger Canvasback Aythya valsinaria, but it is in all plumages smaller, darker and shorter necked than a Canvasback.
It always seems to bring a special sense of joy when Redheads start to appear on Lake Ontario and today I was very happy to locate this small group.
They were feeding on abundant Zebra mussels and no doubt have now taken up residence for the winter. I will look forward to visiting with them often.