Stopped at Frater Lake to view open water with binoculars, three species of diving ducks. Common Goldeneye (4) 2 males, 2 females, -- Common Merganser (male) -- Ring-necked Duck (4) 2 males, 2 females. Camera set up for butterfly photos so very poor frames of birds at several 100 meters distance (much closer to the tracks than the west end where I was situated.
Several minutes watching for positive identifications, no useable photos.
Goldeneye and Whistler are common names for a species of small tree-hole nesting northern hemisphere seaducks belonging to the genus Bucephala. The plumage is black and white. Goldeneyes eat fish, crustaceans and other marine life. The "Whistler" name comes from the noise their beating wings make in flight.