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This time of year the St. John River is at flood levels and backwaters are good places to see many species of duck.

Last weekend, when the water still had a few shallow grassy places for dabbling, we saw these fellows along the old Trans Canada between Oromocto and Jemseg:


Wood Duck … notice the long crest at the back of the head …


American Widgeon … a rosy breast and a white cap on his head …


Mallards … notice the white ring around his neck and his yellow beak …


Ring-necked Duck … a terrible photo … note the grey beak with a white ring, vertical white before wing and black back …


There were also lots of Canada geese and a Blue Heron we scared up from a roadside pond …



I am not a good photographer but that cannot take away from the thrill of seeing these birds every spring!



Happy bird watching!




Written by jane tims

April 30, 2018 at 7:00 am

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