On a casual stroll around Quidi Vidi Lake today, I saw several interesting birds. Before even getting out of the car, I noticed two Bald Eagles sitting on the centre of the frozen lake. Eagles are such a common sight here in winter, that it puzzles me that some people still manage to overlook them.
Next up was a Peregrine Falcon, it was perched in a high tree and did not object to getting its picture taken:
After that came a duck. Yes a duck. I know ducks do not immediately come to mind when thinking of ‘special birds’, but this male Wood Duck passes the test ‘swimmingly’:
To finish off the list, there were several Cormorants swimming around and sitting on the edge of the ice. To my surprise, six people came up to me (separately) when I was taking this picture, asking me what kind of birds they were! Apparently this locally quite common bird is not well known: