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Hair on Fire

hooded merganser female

Friends, this female hooded merganser is leaving quickly, like her hair is on fire.  They always give me a chuckle, with their feathers all in a tizzy. The perfect reproduction of her head feathers was reflected in the quiet waters of early spring  I love this portrait of her taken before she built a nest and hatched some youngsters. til Tomorrow MJ

Surprised Merganser

Friends, raiding my archives from last spring, i found this hooded merganser who was grocery shopping in the open water, not much open water available yet, I must have been a surprise cause his crest is raised, today warmer weather is thawing the snow, sloooowly but surely, til Tomorrow MJhooded2


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