Kip’s Comments 4-11-19

Male Hooded Merganser in Flight - Image 556081 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Still Here, Still Beautiful Birds

Many days have passed since I last saw hooded mergansers. Knowing some stay in the area to nest, while others move north, it would not have surprised me to not see much of them anymore during this spring migration. Then today as I drove along a water filled ditch I noticed a male and female of the species. I was able to shoot some pictures, but not many, before both birds took flight for a different puddle to rest in.   

Male Hooded Merganser in Shallow Water:   

Hooded Merganser in Shallow Water - Image 556073 (© Kip Ladage)

Hooded Merganser in Shallow Water – Image 556073 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Male Hooded Merganser in Flight:

Male Hooded Merganser in Flight - Image 556081 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Hooded Merganser in Flight – Image 556081 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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