Cape Cod Common Goldeneyes
A beautiful look at a Common Goldeneye off the coast of Falmouth. You can see why they are named "Goldeneyes," right?
This was not my first sighting of a Common Goldeneye, but it was the first time I managed to get some acceptable photos.
In the first photo, his head appeared green; in the second it looks black. Here you can see a little bit of the iridescent green sheen on his head.
This is a bad photo of a female Goldeneye. She was nowhere near the male in the photos above. Strangely enough, she looks nothing like the female Goldeneye I saw last year in Framingham (see next pic).
Of course, it was snowing like crazy last year when I shot this picture, and I didn't half a great lens like I have now. The difference in lighting and the different lens must explain why the female appears to be so different in the two photos.