The Horvath's have already warned me to stop getting attached to this little Harlequin Duck in Whitby Harbour, but today's sunshine drew me back down to the pier, only to have him work his magic on me:
I think I'm beginning to see a teeny litttle smidge of chestnut colour on his side (you may want to double-click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see
that I'm not insane what I'm referring to, then hit the "back" button to return to the Blog)...
...as a comparison, here's what he'll eventually look like once he's all grown up, this spectacular Harlequin is from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal in B.C. back in May (one of my best unexpected birding days EVER!):
So now do you get it why I'm really hoping he stays put??
Here's my local sweetie again:
So let's see how long he stays in Durham Region before he ends up abandoning