|Here are some pictures taken earlier this week of wildlife on the Otonabee River near Trent University. The Eastern Coyote was just upstream from Trent and the Red-breasted Merganser and Red-necked Grebe were on the first pocket of open water.
Tom Northey, Little Britain
Note: With the Great Lakes being nearly entirely frozen over, a lot of ducks (e.g., Red-breasted Mergansers, White-winged Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks) and grebes (Red-necked Grebes, Horned Grebes) have been forced to flee the Lakes and find refuge inland in locations such as the Otonabee River. They have also been turning up on numerous other inland bodies of water in Ontario and the northeastern U.S. – Drew Monkman