Hooded Mergansers (two photographs)

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Last fall we saw a small group of hooded mergansers that darted from one side of the lake to the other to avoid people or remained in the precise center of the lake just out of shooting distance. One photographer had blinds set up on both sides of the lake and invested seven hours in the hunt on one day alone. These are the first of several photographs of these birds I will share in coming posts (just trying to mix things up a bit on my blog). These shots of are of two males in full plumage.

Hooded Merganser (1)-2

 

13 responses

  1. I love the shape and coloring of these birds – have never seen one in real life. Look forward to your future posts.

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    April 28, 2015 at 5:51 am

  2. Amazing looking birds – they’re beautiful!

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    April 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

  3. I love these mergansers. 🙂 Very pretty photos.

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    April 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    • Thanks. I had fun with them last fall. More coming. Doing more interesting things.

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      April 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      • I’ll look forward to it! You know how much I love your ducks. 🙂

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        April 29, 2015 at 12:39 am

  4. Very fine birds (and photos).

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    April 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    • Thanks. They are great ducks and as a result I spent consideble time with them over a long period last fall.

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      April 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm

  5. Some of those ducks really do not appreciate the human presence …. they make the reward more interesting when you are able to catch one

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    April 28, 2015 at 7:36 pm

  6. Very nice job with these shy guys! We only see them here during winter migration and for some reason they prefer very small ponds. If we approach quietly, we have a chance to get a shot.

    Nice handling of the contrast of their heads.

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    May 6, 2015 at 11:05 am

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