View Full Version : A Pair of Ducks

06-10-2011, 09:24 PM
I found this pair of ducks at the waterfront not far from the family of geese in the other post. Quite a difference in the male/female colouring.

Wicked Dark
06-11-2011, 08:30 AM
cool. Actually they're mergansers, not ducks. I forget which kind though. I've never been able to get so close.

06-11-2011, 08:56 AM
These are cute mergansers! (New word for Marko :) )

06-11-2011, 12:23 PM
They are Hooded mergansers second smallest of the duck family. Its great you got so close they usually take off before a click of the shutter.

06-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Very nice pics of the "Red-breasted Mergansers" Aub.
Hoodies have similar colouring, but also very distinct differences. Most striking is black bill on Hoodie, vs orange on Red-breasted.

06-12-2011, 08:13 AM
Nice Shots Aub!
And kudos to HBG.

06-12-2011, 08:36 AM
nice shot but I am confused- a merganser is not a duck?

06-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Very cool! I'm jealous as all I ever seem to find are mallards. They're cute but I'd like to see something new... maybe I need to get out more :)

06-13-2011, 09:31 PM
Thanks everyone!!:)
This pair was sitting in a sheltered corner of the waterfront enjoying the calmer water when I came along. The sun was at the right angle and they were'nt shy. They just sat there and let me fire away which sounds to be pretty unusual.