Our November Bird of the Month is the Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula). This photo of a male (left) and female (right), was taken at Cottonwood Park. Common Goldeneyes are recognized by their namesake golden eyes and the white egg-shaped patch on the male's "cheek". Like most ducks, Common Goldeneyes enjoy rivers, lakes and wetlands. As the Fall and winter move on, they become more commonly (no pun intended) seen at Virginia Lake, Idlewild Park, or other parks with rivers and lakes.
To learn more about Common Goldeneyes and hear their calls, visit the Audubon Field Guide entry here: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-goldeneye