The Redhead is another locally common winter visitor along the Great Lakes but inland where I am located . . . . once again they are not as common. Whenever Redheads are located in my county they are typically during the peak waterfowl season (Mid-late March) with only one or two individuals being found. I was very delighted finding them swimming with the Canvasbacks and Scaup species last Wednesday which are reported as being frequently found diving together. I didn’t see that many Redheads but there were enough to capture a few photos for me to do another species profile.
The Redheads have a bright reddish/brown heads with a cute bluish/gray bill with a black tip. Unlike the Canvasback they have a yellow eye and more grayer body. Females are all brown with the rounder head than the scaup species. Other might consider these guys not such an amazing find but to me they are on the top of my duck list of locating!
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