Saturday, March 27, 2010

hooded mergansers

These three sharp looking guys were cruising the pond this morning.


Pablo said...

Why does everyone else get the cool critters? I never see stuff like this on my lake. Ain't fair, I tells ya!

Penelope said...

I love hoodies! They are indeed extremely cool.

RuthieJ said...

Pretty mergansers. I'll have to start checking out the ponds around here a little bit closer for new migrants.

LauraHinNJ said...

My favorite ducks... I'll miss them!

Kay said...

Great pictures! Great birds!

Jayne said...

I've never seen one. They are so cool!

webb said...

I am SO jealous! They pass thru this area, but not so far inland. Only ever seen one. Lucky, lucky you! thanks for sharing.

Floridacracker said...

Sally must have been in the house!

Deb said...

Pablo- They are there, they just have super sensors that can detect when the Prolechariot is arriving...then they disappear.

Penelope- Hoodies rule!

RuthieJ- I am sure I'm missing lots of migrants just by not checking water bodies every day.

LauraH- You'll miss them because...they don't come by your area?

Kay- Thanks!

Jayne- If we put up some wood duck nest boxes, we just might get some hoodies in one!

Webb- It took me until I was maybe 35 to finally see one here in Minnesota. They are everywhere, but you have to know how to see them.

FC- Yes she was. I was bringing Calvin home from a sleepover at his friend's house, just a half mile up the road, when Calvin said "Is Dad testing decoys on the pond?" I backed up the car, affirmed that those were real live ducks, and drove up to the house, got the camera, made sure Sally didn't pick up on my intention to walk out to the pond, and got the photos. Sometimes it's hard to not show your intentions to a lab.