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Red-breasted Merganser

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 200.

Red-breasted Merganser  

A motorist in a B.M.W. was driving through the countryside on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, having a lovely time, when he came to an area of the road that was covered with a rather large puddle of water from a previous rain storm. Worried that he was going to damage the car and its engine in the deep water, he spotted a nearby farmer and asked how deep the water was. “Arr”, said the local farmer “That water only be a few inches deep!” Relieved, the motorist edged his car into the water, expecting to come out the other side in no time. Instead, as he drove in, the water came right up the side of the car, and the engine sputtered to a halt. Sitting there in his soaking wet luxury car, the motorist yelled at the local angrily: “I thought you said this water was only a few inches deep!!!” “Well,” replied the local farmer “It only come up to the waist of them there ducks!”

Interesting Fact: It prefers salt water more than the other two species of merganser. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/115/overview/Red-breasted_Merganser.aspx )

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17 Comments

    • Thank you very much, I am glad that I was able to share that with you and I am always extremely happy to get a smile out of people. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, I am happy you enjoy my work. The stories come from all over, years of people telling me jokes is finally coming in handy. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  1. Ha ha. This little guy/gal looks like he/she is having a bad hair day. 🙂 Love your photos, too of all the other birds, etc. Thanks for recently visiting my blog site.

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