Saturday, September 18, 2010
If you are wondering
if I am smitten with birds
on my blog lately,
Autumn here is a time for migration to begin
all over again,
this time with the birds heading south
the U.P. of Michigan.
One of my favorite ducks to capture with my lens
is a Merganser.
There are two types of Mergansers,
(Please click on their names above which will link you to a wonderful
website called All About Birds and will tell you about these two species!)
We saw a group of
on the lake,
and I was lucky enough
to get a few
far off shots
Here is one preening itself:
(You're so vain, I bet you think this blog is about you, about you...)
That is the biggest group of Mergansers I have been able to see in one bunch for a photo!
(Color me HAPPY!):
A lovely couple:
Maybe they are the most conceited birds, EVER!
They all seem concerned about their appearance for
Who could blame them?
They ARE rather handsome!
One of the things I love the MOST about them
is that they have this feathery, bushy, rusty "mane" behind their heads...it really shows up
in the first bird on the right in this photo:
(I just want to take out my pick or comb and run it through it there...I know. I KNOW...
I am STRANGE. Try to forget I even said that.)
Flapping for attention:
Again with the preening!!:
(no, don't tell me it's bugs. I refuse to listen!)
Not on THESE beauties!!:
(That last one was just camera shy...he wasn't eating bugs on his back...REALLY!!)
Maybe I just might want to WASH that comb
after combing those back-of-the-head feathers....
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