Monday, January 27, 2020

In The Hood

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






14 comments:

Ann said...

How exciting to see these. I would have been too chicken to stop to get the pictures. Good for you getting them.

Hootin' Anni said...

Terrific! I think you accomplished getting very GOOD photos!

MadSnapper said...

they are beautiful, but not sure they look like blue birds of happiness. ha ha… great shot stolen from the side of a busy road...

Rose said...

I would have been shaking with excitement at seeing something I had not seen before. LOVE that quote.

Inger said...

You captured them really well and I learned about a duck I never heard of before. Thanks for stopping and taking the pictures.

Tamago said...

They are adorable! I think you got many good photos of them :-)

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny - how in the world did you even know what they were? Hooded Mergansers? They were pretty - I think the photos were good. Love the quote.

Tanya Breese said...

They are so cute!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are beautiful birds. I hope you get a chance to spend more time with them.

Nancy Chan said...

The males are more striking.

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DeniseinVA said...

I would be excited too and you got some great shots. They are such an interesting looking bird.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

You should make a book out of all your interesting photos! Gary and I often pull off the road to get a good shot. But we miss a lot too... I have a feeling you don't miss many ;-)

DawnTreader said...

I don't think we have those here. It reminds me a little bit of the Goldeneyes that we do have here, though.

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