Sunday, December 2, 2007

You Quack Me Up

I don’t really like this photo but as I said yesterday I am running short these days. This is a female merganser duck. The image was taken in July 2005 while rafting in the Snake River along the Tetons. The females have the reddish brown head and the males have a dark green head. These birds are fish eaters and have a serrated bill to help them catch there dinner. I have never seen any around here but they were plentiful in the west and north.

1 comment:

Brian Bastinelli said...

Brad I like the way the color of the rock and the edge of the water are repeated in the bird.

You must have waited for hours for just the right moment. Ha!