One of my favourite winter ducks is the male Barrow's Goldeneye. When the light is right, as here,
one can catch the lovey purple iridescence of his head. The female of the species
isn't quite that pretty. These were taken from the beach at the bottom of Penticton
St, and the last photo shows 3 males and 4 females on shore, taking a sip of
water from the little freshet there.