Another Interesting Visitor to Oyster Cove
Several days ago, while watching Canada Geese feeding and resting in the small cove off to the right of my balcony, I saw a duck that was noticeably different from our usual dabblers. My binoculars confirmed it was a male Gadwell. I’ve only sighted this species around our community waters a couple of times. This little fella was all alone and hung around the geese, I suspected for safety.
The next day I saw him again but he was wandering more out in the open waters, too far for a decent photo.
My next sighting was three days later. Eight male Gadwells were moving along in the waters just beyond our Osprey nest platform.
I didn’t see any females. What’s up with that, fellas? 🙂
Haven’t seen any of them since, but glad I did get to capture an infrequent winter visitor to our community waters for my records! 🙂