|Common goldeneyes fly in small compact clusters, with their wings making a distinctive whistle at every wing beat.|
Saturday, November 3, 2012
November 2012 Bird of the Month, Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye nest in Canadian forests and winter throughout most of the United States. They are abundant at Farmington Bay.
Common goldeneyes use brackish estuarine and saltwater bays and deep freshwater habitats in the winter and dive to feed on a wide variety of available animal life. They feed on aquatic insects, crustaceans and aquatic plants, that makes the Great Salt Lake a perfect winter habitat for the Common Goldeneye.