F/6.3, 1/500, ISO 280.
Hooded Merganser ( Male )
A police officer stops a Bob’s car.
Police Officer: “Your driver’s license please.”
Bob: “I’m really sorry, I forgot.”
Officer: “At home?”
Bob: “No, to do it.”
Interesting Fact:They take flight by running across the water, flying with fast wingbeats and never gliding until they are about to land (by skidding to a stop on the water). ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/lifehistory )
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I just photographed one of these guys on the ‘lake’ in my back yard. I noticed him because of the wake he kept leaving across the water. I used the Merlin app to identify him, but it didn’t mention the running across the water thing. I thought he was just showing off. After all, he was in his full breeding plumage and probably feeling pretty good about himself.
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Interesting birds/ducks… I just saw some Red-breasted Mergansers last weekend for the first time…🙋
They are fun to watch when they dive. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂
Fantastic Image! Great composition.
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Great inflight shot! 🙂
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