Common Merganser Females




Yesterday, I featured some male Common Mergansers … today’s post features some females. Although called Common Mergansers, I often call them “Bad Hair Day Ducks”, from their obvious crests. Here are a few images I captured during slow times on my “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop in January: And to show the distinct differences between […]

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Pair of Hoodies




Today’s post features a few images from 2009, captured from a kayak while paddling around a local, Missouri Conservation Area. Hooded Mergansers, commonly called “Hoodies”, are such interesting looking birds. In this first image, a drake (male) is displaying, with his crest raised: In the next two images, a hen (female) has joined him as […]

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Breakfast at Sunrise




  On my first morning of my recent photo trip to Squaw Creek NWR, one of the first interesting things I saw was this little guy, about to have breakfast at sunrise:         Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make a confirmed ID on him, but I believe it to be a Red-breasted […]

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Anan Creek’s Other Wildlife




In the last 3 posts, I have highlighted our last trip to Anan Creek, located along Alaska’s Inside Passage. This black bear sanctuary sees a lot of visitors, all focused on the Black Bear (Ursus americanus). But there are other wildlife that can sometimes be spotted while hiking the trail back to the observatory. One […]

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