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Old Apr 9, 2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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These shots could be better had it not been gloomy with snowflakes, but they will do. Better weather would mean more people, which would mean ducks would be out in the lake and far from me.

Red-breasted Merganser looking neat


A couple looking more like they usually do - mussed up.


They have serrated beaks to hang onto fish, which is what they eat.


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Old Apr 9, 2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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Great capture on the serrated beak. On the first one the water on the ducks back looks terrific.
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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Great capture on the serrated beak. On the first one the water on the ducks back looks terrific.
They are constantly diving so they usually have water on them. As well as the wet head look. Thanks for looking and commenting.
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Nice shots! I guess they have a bad hair day every day!
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 3:28 AM   #5
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Nice shots Happy, mergansers are often a difficult bird to get close to (at least ours are).

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Old Apr 10, 2007, 6:07 AM   #6
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Great shots and I luv the last two. Their hair is amazing and it is amazing to see the serrated teeth!!!
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Nice shots! Love the last one...quite humorous to me. )


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Nice looking birds and shots, happy peasant
completely unknown to me, thanks for sharing them
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Happy, every shot we take could always be better so don't worry, those are great. You're lucky, you sure have a large variety of ducks to photograph.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 5:16 PM   #10
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Happy, every shot we take could always be better so don't worry, those are great. You're lucky, you sure have a large variety of ducks to photograph.
Actually, I have only posted a meager portion of the amount we have here. I guess after the Mississippi migration route the next largest is the Great Lakes, and living at the Southernmost tip of them means we are the staging area for a lot of birds. Not just waterfowl either. Thanks for looking and commenting.

And thanks alsovaiboy, Mark, Annie, Beth Ellen and rhermans. I think these birds are rather neat in an almost prehistoric sort of way and am glad to share.


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