For the past three weeks, temperatures have been mostly mildly below freezing to well below. The St. Clair River has largely frozen over so open water is limited. As a result, overwintering waterfowl been compressed into small spaces. I saw in this small open water area Mute Swan, Tundra Swan, Canada Goose, Redhead, Bufflehead, and possibly another species.
The St. Clair River is jammed with ice, as this image looking all the way across the river reveals.
I saw this bird in the St. Clair River and am stumped as to what species it is, even after reviewing my Sibley Guide. What do you think?
The St. Clair River is asleep, waiting for spring – or at least a lengthy thaw.
The Erie Trader and Fuldaborg meet – and pass – on the St. Clair River.
The Algosea in ballast, upbound. It’s still a little incongrous to see large ships so far from salt water.
A raft of waterfowl rest on placid water.
Seagulls wheel above the St. Clair River.