Where To Photograph Waterfowl? At Luther Marsh!

Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Ontario, Canada – One of the most important wetlands in Southern Ontario, Luther Marsh is home to a large variety of nesting birds, waterfowl and wildlife. Part of the Grand River watershed, the area is approximately 5200 hectares in size, of which 1400 hectares are open marsh. According to the Grand River Conservation Authority, at least 15 species of waterfowl have nested in the area, out of a total of 242 bird species recorded.

This Red-Breasted Merganser male was photographed on Luther Lake on a sunny afternoon. Considered a regionally rare species, the Red-Breasted Merganser is one of the fastest flying ducks, being clocked at 160 km/h (Birds of Canada Field Guide). The photograph was made with a 500mm f4 lens with the image stabilizer turned on.

Red Breasted Merganser At Luther Marsh

Red-Breasted Merganser In Flight

Luther Marsh is located just 11 km northwest of Grand Valley. Access the park's main entrance from Sideroad 21 – 22 – see map below for more detail.

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Julie Sanders February 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Great shot, I've never visited Luther marsh but it's now on my list for this spring. Thanks for the location.

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acekard ds February 25, 2010 at 1:46 am

This is a nice capture of Red-Breasted Merganser.Actually I like this shot because this Red-Breasted Merganser is flying..I also see that map which you have given.Thanks for showing your good capture.

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