Common Merganser

This male merganser (and its mate) showed up at the river last night just as I was getting ready to leave. I think he is very handsome. Maralee

Face to Face

I came face to face with this duck at a pond today. He didn't seem the least bit intimidated. Maralee



While watching the Osprey the other day, this mallard (and its mate) walked right in front of me. They were almost too close to get a shot. Maralee

Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked duck

There were several varieties of ducks on the river. This ring-necked duck was the first one I saw. They are a diving duck and a bit smaller than a mallard. I love the markings on his bill.