Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

I haven't had much luck photographing birds in the afternoon recently so I went out this morning to see what I could find. These hooded mergansers were swimming fairly close to the river's edge. Normally, the get as far away as possible when a human is in the vicinity. Maralee

Hooded Merganser

After several days of cold and freezing fog, the sun came out today and warmed us up a bit. It was a beautiful day for a walk along the river. This hooded merganser swam in close enough for me to get a couple of shots of it. Usually they will flee at the first glimpse …

Hooded Mergansers

There have been quite a few hooded merganser couples out on the water this week. They are another very interesting duck. They are very shy and will quickly move away when someone comes near. Maralee

Buffelhead

I thought this was a hooded merganser but it seems, in fact, it is a bufflehead. Someday I will know more about the birds around me. 🙂 Maralee