At least, around our neck of the woods! But wow, isn’t he a beauty? This is a male Hooded Merganser I spied on our pond a few days ago. Thanks goes to my sister, the science teacher, who has educated me on some odd duck visitors we’ve had lately. She recommends PBS’ DUCKumentary to examine these fascinating feathered friends (good news – click the link to watch the full program online). Going to watch it soon! (And I just now noticed the video is limited to US and territories..).
Here’s the Hooded Merganser, without the “big hair” pose.
Again, but with the “big hair.” Definitely makes a statement, don’t you think?
I also saw our first Purple Martin yesterday. He was really singing to attract some purple girls!
Picture quality on all of the above is not the best. I somehow managed to change a setting by accident. I’m talented that way! It seems Spring has truly arrived here, and she is the most welcome visitor of all.
Hope you’re having a great week!
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