Hooded Merganser


Friends, it was a rough day on the water when this little male Hooded Merganser decided to appear in front of my camera.  He is one of the first ducks to arrive on Crex in the spring and has found some food underwater.  As he rose from his dive, he was startled by my presence and his white and black crest was raised in alarm.  In this image the hood is still being raised as he motors away. I had to focus quickly and hope that i was on the right target.  til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on May 7, 2012, in Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Uncategorized, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog today. As always, I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived.

  2. OMGosh MJ, he looks startled, LOL!

  3. Nice capture! Love these ducks!

  4. I have always wanted to photograph one of these colorful ducks. Great shot.

  5. a timely shot mj, i am sure he calmed down as he got away!

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