The canard tale in this short video is real despite the combination of these two words each one meaning to lie. They have evolved in the English language as meaning a falsehood, lie, or cheap trick. These ducks are the real McCoy, “canards vrai” translated into French from where ‘canard’ (duck) derived and this video is a story or tale.
I took these photographs over two summers most of them at our municipal artificial lake and others at Lake Saint Louis which is part of the Saint Lawrence River system. Montreal, an island, sits straddled by the river therefore, Montrealers have ample opportunities each year to see various waterfowl that return each Spring some to nest and breed on its shores. Before I forget, I also took a couple of pictures in Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, those are the ducks resting on the boards.