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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

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