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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Male Hooded Merganser - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took of a Hooded Merganser couple in Fairfield, CT this past week.

In this shot, the male Hooded Merganser is actually standing on a section of ice that stretched into the middle of the water. He preened for a short time, then settled down to rest. To his dismay, the ducks swimming around him decided he had a good idea, and soon they crowded around him on the ice.

This photograph is my entry for:

Camera Critters #303
 I'd Rather Be Birding
 Saturday's Critters #8

5 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh...this is one of THE BEST Hooded Merganser images I've ever seen! And that includes Nat. Geo. magazines!!! Wow

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot.

Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Dave said...

agreed with Anni..... stunning, simply stunning.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's very handsome!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the Hoodie! They are one of my favorite ducks! Enjoy your week ahead!

Linda Gross said...

What a nice picture of the Hooded Merganser! Thank you for visiting my blog, in particular my snowy owl post. I am sorry that you have missed seeing the owl in your area. The owl is about a 20-minute drive from my house. I have driven there several times in a week, specifically to spot the owl. Some days I see the owl; other days I don't.