This is one of my favorite images from my 2021 trip to Southeastern Florida. Wildlife is abundant throughout Big Cypress and there was an enormous concentration of avian life at the Oasis Visitor Center on this particular morning.
I will be writing up my Everglades-area 2021 full trip report with map links when time allows.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Harlequin Ducks breeding in eastern Canada and Greenland winter primarily along the coast of Atlantic Canada and New England. Many males form small, loose flocks and leave their breeding grounds by late June. Females begin to return to the coast with young birds from July into September. Males stop over in molting sites, where large numbers congregate during this brief period of flightlessness. They often arrive on their wintering grounds in late October. Wintering birds begin leaving for their breeding grounds in late March.