Female or non-breeding male red-breasted merganser
I had to look these up in a bird identification book because I don't ever remember seeing these birds before. Apparently the ones here now spend the summer in the north and this is a pit stop on their way to a warmer clime.
Mergansers fishing close to the shore
In the second photo, they are diving for small fish. They were mostly under water so were hard to capture with my camera. Don't you love their punk hair-dos?
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