Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hoodie


Here. Don't say I never gave you a picture of a hooded merganser. At least I think that's what this was. I spotted a couple of them in the retention pond of a movie theater near my condo, so I whipped out the camera and took a couple of shots. The light was fading fast, and the puffy-headed ducks were paddling fast to get away from me and my camera. I got off a few shots and this was the best one. There are so many different types of ducks out there, I can't even pretend to be able to identify them all. If anyone out there can tell me if I'm correct in my identification, I'd appreciate it.

1 comment:

SRQ said...

Unfortunately, my duck identification skills are lacking. His markings are incredible even as he was trying to avoid the camera. Well done. If you ever really want to ID a bird, you can send a photo to the local chapter of the Audubon Society.