A few days ago, we spotted a group of Hooded Mergansers. I was so excited, because I have never seen any before! Too bad that we had to idle on the side of a busy highway to snap them, with cars racing by. This is why the pictures are not the best, plus they were a decent distance away. We had to leave way before I was ready.
This one is the female and the rest are males.
An optimist is someone who figures
that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's the bluebird of
happiness. ~Robert Braul