Saturday, December 7, 2013

Red-breasted Merganser 2

 Red-breasted merganser

Also known as fish ducks as that's their main food, this red-breasted merganser was with a small flock swimming in the harbour at Olcott, New York last week.

Longtail and merganser taking off

One female longtail duck was with the fishing mergansers  and it even took of for the far end of the harbour when the mergansers did.

I am linking with Saturday Critters HERE.

and
I am linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

32 comments:

Karen said...

I love the water ripples, and that's a great take off shot!

TexWisGirl said...

are you and daniel (pixel collective) near each other? i saw the longtail on his blog earlier.

Ela said...

Great pictures on the water
Greetings

Brian King said...

That's a gorgeous duck! I like the bill.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the Merganser and Long Tailed Duck. Thank you for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Jan said...

Fabulous shots. Love seeing creatures from other regions.

Lisa Gordon said...

She's beautiful, and I love that beak!

Randy said...

He's blushing!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful ducks!

Sandy Carlson said...

Delightful pictures. So good to see LIFE in action!

Cloudia said...

fantastic shots



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Terri Buster said...

Delightful shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots! I love the waterdrops flying around in the second photo.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A couple of birds that we're familiar with in this country, though Long-tails are usually distant specks bobbing about on the North Sea. Nice to see them close-up and that punk-rocker Merganser too.

Red Nomad OZ said...

That's SUCH a cool bird, I'd like it even if it wasn't RED!!!

llandudnopictures said...

Love the spiky hair style ;-)

Sandra said...

looks like a race in progress...

Stephanie said...

Love his long bill. Beautiful bird.

rainfield61 said...

A wonderful moment with the feathered friends.

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous shots!
i really like that first one! great ripples in the water. well done!!:)

Anni said...

Wow...very seldom I'm left speechless...but I swear your images of two I've not seen leaves me without words!! Except for "awesome"!!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures!

NatureFootstep said...

that´s quite a red bill the merganser has. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

With such a long bill the merganser must be quite good at catching fish.

Rose said...

I am sorry, but my first thought was 'bad hair day', then followed the but it's a great capture thought.

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos and birds.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What great shots!!!!

LONDONLULU said...

What sweet, sweet captures - love the bird 'action shots'!

Wandering Wren said...

The scruffy hair bird, a bird after my own heart!
Wren x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos!

edenhills said...

Love the shot of them taking off!

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