From our walks around Detroit, this is our blog of animals, insects, trees, plants and other things from nature that we see. Most of the photos are ones that S.or I have taken in our neighborhood or during our travels in the city.
The first words that come to my mind when I see the common golden eye are: quack, dark colored, and James Bond.
The common golden eye is a duck you dont see too often - we have seen them twice at Belle Ilse. If you don't know why they are called the common golden eye, it's because they have a golden eye. If you ever see this duck and you know it's a common golden eye, but you cant tell if it's is male or female, first look at the eye. The male has a gold eye and the female has whiteish to almost yellow. Second, look at the face. The male has a black head with a white oval and the female's head is brown. During winter, they are found in most of the US. In summmer, they are mostly found in Canada. Check Cornell University's AllAboutBirds site for more information.