Pintails, Wigeons, and Mergansers
Two of my favorite ducks together in one shot. The elegant and gorgeous Northern Pintail, and the always adorable female Hooded Merganser.
I saw my first Pintail this year, but the pictures I took then were deplorable. But isn't he a stunning fellow in this shot?
How can anyone not love a hoodie? Female Hooded Mergansers always make me smile. They are amusing and adorable, and I can't help thinking of the 'I Love Lucy' show whenever I see one.
I saw my first wigeon about a month ago, and I'm thrilled to finally get a few half decent shots of this species. An adult male and an adult female are in ront, a first winter male in the back.
The green crescent sported by male wigeons remind me of a tonsured monk for some reason.