Normally Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) like to stay in deep water and it’s tough to get close-up photos. Yesterday, however, I came upon this male near the shore of a small pond and I managed to snap off a couple of shots before he turned his back and swam away.
These little ducks have an amazing amount of personality, especially when seen up close.
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