As I was learning to identify birds, waterfowl were my loyal companions. They weren't as flighty as a hummingbird or a kinglet which made working through the ID book easy and a great learning experience. This made one very appreciative learner and life-long lover of waterfowl. PBS recently made a documentary about the wonders of waterfowl and I've included the link below.
My question to you all out there is, what is your favorite waterfowl? Post your answers below and enjoy some pictures of the Hooded Mergansers!
Male and Female Hoodie
Various states of Hooded Merganser
A Hooded Merganser landing in the water
Enjoy PBS Nature's Original DUCKumentary - Link Here