Mr. & Mrs. Hooded Merganser
For those of you who thought I must have gotten my genders confused on my post about the female Hooded Merganser, I offer this pic:
Here we have the lovely couple together. Yes, she is a beauty, but as you can see, compared to him she really is quite plain.
Oh I dunno… I still think she’s gorgeous. He’s just a big show-off 😉
The reflection is amazing! And as for the critters? Like ducks on a pond, correctamundo?
Beautiful reflections – just like a male to try and steal the spotlight!
Quite a handsome couple. Gorgeous water, too.
They compliment each other well. What a beautiful scene, thank you for sharing it.
I like your duck picture, Quilly. 🙂 How did you know that they were married? Oh, I forgot …. I took a duck picture today on our walk in Regent’s Park.
Your story was nicely told too. Sometimes we just don’t get our due.
that seems true throughout the bird kingdom for some reason. the guys are always decked out.
Strange isn’t it that it’s the males in the animal kingdom who are the most flamboyant?
I remember when I was little and my dad used to carve wooden ducks. And I remember how he taught me that the female ducks were always plain janes. It was the male ducks that had the beautiful color. Guess those males need something to impress the females!
This is what made your photos of the female so amazing. The light and her movement with feathers ruffled against the brilliant blue of the water showed her beauty like no other photo I’ve ever seen of a female merganser. Such photographic perfection!
This photo too…the way you capture the water…WOW! R & I must travel to your area sometime; the scenery must be breathtaking!
It looks like a Valentine’s Day’s outing 🙂
What ever happened to Punny Monday ??? just wondering…
punny monday posts at noon quilly time today!
I really wouldnÂ´t know the difference. Not duck “savy” here. 🙂
Love your beautiful ducks. Enjoyed the A-macing Grace story. Love a good pun. Missing Punny Monday.
They sure are gorgeous birds!
They are really lovely, a treat to see.
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