Common Goldeneyes are silent during the fall until their courtship displays begin from December through April. They are winter visitors to the Ottawa area, especially at the Deschênes Rapids and around large bridges. Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website This episode aired on Saturday February 8, 2014.