June 20, 2008

Hooded Merganser

Here's a shot of a funny little duck. We saw him swimming around the Napanee River and he certainly didn't look like the other ducks we've seen in the area. He's very shy and therefore would not come near shore and would take off when Kevin was following him in the kayak. Well, anyway, he wasn't too far out, so I took this pic of him last Saturday. It's not the best as it was taken at the max of my zoom (300mm) and the second pic is an enlarged version, so it's not the best quality either, but I think you can get an idea of what he looks like. Yep, we had to come home and "google" him to see what the heck he was--- a hooded merganser. Very cute!

And, also on Sunday when Kevin and Keturah were kayaking, they saw another Merganser and guess what? It had 13 little babies with it...Cool---Guess what my next challenge is---yep, to shoot these little guys...Now I've gotta go hang out at the boardwalk all weekend! haha.

Here's some more information on this cute little guy:


Apparently he isn't usually found in Southern Ontario!

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