Hooded Merganser – Take-Off

Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I was able to take a walk along the river. We’ve had a lot of snow, rain and cold making walking treacherous. But it was a gorgeous day yesterday and I hoped to get some photos of birds. I wasn’t disappointed. I will post photos over the next few days.

The first bird is the Hooded Merganser. There were quite a few in the river and I photographed this one taking off. I don’t see them flying very often and this one only went a short distance.


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10 thoughts on “Hooded Merganser – Take-Off

  1. Nice captures with great depth of field.

  2. Easy to see where the seaplanes got the idea 😉

    1. It is. I love watching the big birds, like the goose, take off. I always wonder how they’re able to lift all of that weight out of the water.

  3. I love these birds– such beauty. Your captures are wonderful, Maralee.

    1. Thanks, Jane. I only see them here in the winter and spring and always enjoy seeing them.

  4. Nice catch with that walking-on-water effect.

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