Well it’s that time of year again as winter approaches and the ducks start moving into our area. My favorite of all the ducks are the hooded mergansers. To me, they look like a cartoon character or somebody’s idea of a comical creature from another world. Plus, the males are just so darn cute especially when they pop up their white head crest. Sometimes they bob up their entire head and fan out that crest at the same time which can appear quite humorous.
The female merganser, seen along with her boyfriend in the fourth photo, has what I have often heard described as ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ hair. They are indeed quite the pair and the always amusing hoodies never fail to entertain. 🙂
I took quite a few photos of them going about their business today in a nearby pond so you all will likely be seeing more hoodie pics as the week goes on!