February's record of the month!

In recognition of the coldest February in recorded history, we’re highlighting jthill’s observation of a diving duck. With 96% of Lake Erie covered by ice, and many of our rivers ice-locked, diving ducks and gulls are congregating in whatever open water they can find. This results in a great opportunity to view many species of waterfowl in a small area.

This Canvasback (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1263381) is one of several attractive ducks that can be spotted in these winter congregations. Great photo jthill and thanks for contributing to the Lower Erie Region CSI!

Posted on March 02, 2015 10:32 AM by tortuga_rapido tortuga_rapido | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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