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.

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