Redheads are not common around the Lake, but there is something about a cold winter that draws them to the Nelson waterfront. About four dozen have been hanging around there for a while.
The duck is named for the striking red head of the male; the female (left) has better camouflage.
They are often seen with bills tucked into their feathers. It is, after all, cold.
“Oh, it is good to be me.”
In an adjacent bay, seemingly segregated by colour, are some Greater Scaups with greenish heads.