The other day I saw three Common Mergansers in an inlet off the CT River. Of course they saw me too and paddled off. So all I got is this parting glance. I had to dive into my archive to come up with the above summer beauties.
Merry Birding and Happy Holidays!
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they are rather punky looking! :)ReplyDelete
just fabulous; loving your redheads!ReplyDelete
Wonderful birds to see Hilke.ReplyDelete
The Mergansers are a beautiful lot, well done Hilke.ReplyDelete
They are beauties!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
The are beautiful, I love the Mergansers. Great sighting and photos. Happy Birding and I hope you have a Happy Holiday too.ReplyDelete
haha! Your description of "bright-eyed punksters" is spot on! Love this bird...ReplyDelete
p.s. Love the Snow Buntings in your header too! They are such beautiful birds...
Lovely captures of these beautiful redheads.ReplyDelete
Nice to know your dives are so productive, I had to go fishing up my sleeve this week.ReplyDelete
Those young bloods really look too cute with their dyed hair. I hope they used a non-harmfull henna stain.
Amazing colors and movement! Fun bird to find.ReplyDelete
I'm down with you on the punkster thing Hilke. David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. His song, Panic in Detroit, is a particular favorite!ReplyDelete
Love your mergansers and thanks again for the Liebster Award!
I agree with you..I mean look at the cool hair... I was going to put up a barn owl house, but when I contacted Hawk Creek and was explaining our woods I said I have great horned owls here and they said that the great horned would predate any barns...so...I haven't but I would love to....MichelleReplyDelete
They are so lovely, Hilke!ReplyDelete
I like the punkster description Hilke. Very apt.ReplyDelete
I rarely come across these guys but always enjoy it when I do. It amazes me how they can navigate a rushing river.ReplyDelete
Beautiful ducks! Their heads are so colorful.ReplyDelete
Hi there - the mergansers are great - they used to breed around a nature reserve I worked on, many, many years ago.ReplyDelete
We don’t have any of the 'saw tooth' ducks in this part of the world.
Cheers - Stewart M - Australia
Agreed - your description is perfect! They are beautiful ducks.ReplyDelete
Great photos - those red heads are so colorful and I like the way you have caught the glint of light in the eyes.ReplyDelete
lol, never seen them so wild before. Talk about redheads. :)ReplyDelete
Your punkster description brought about a chuckle. So true! Mergansers are always fun to watch. Love the close-up images ... I know they are not easy to approach. Very cool birds and post!ReplyDelete
Love these guys ... they do look a bit wild!ReplyDelete
Talk about red - they are beautiful ! :DReplyDelete
That must have been quite a sight :)
Those photos of the mergansers are really dramatic! I'd hate to be a fish with that gang coming after me!ReplyDelete
But isn't that one cute glancing coyly over his shoulder? I agree they look much more like punksters in the summer photo. (That's a very funny comment above -- I can imagine them as a gang too!) (It's hard not to practice anthropomorphism).ReplyDelete
they've got real character, haven't they?ReplyDelete
Loved your photos of the snowy owl too...
Hee hee..they are punky..:) Great shots Hilke..ReplyDelete
and let me know if the twitterfeed RT is working for you now..I redid your link.
Thank you so much for your comments! They are deeply appreciated. Yes, Dawn, the twitterfeed is working. Thanks!ReplyDelete