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Old 01-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #21
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It was sunny when we left home and as we drove, clouds continued to build, making for a less-than-optimal photoshoot by the time we got to Dunkirk. Oh well...

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1110826.jpg Lots of Hooded Mergansers

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1110812.jpg Red-breasted Merganser drake

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1110798.jpg red-breasted Merganser hen
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Lots of Hooded Mergansers

Red-breasted Merganser drake

red-breasted Merganser hen
Very cool-looking birds...I especially like the bad-hair-day ones!
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They sure look alert when their crest is raised.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #24
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After checking on the Peregrine falcons in Buffalo, we headed to Canada and drove along the Niagara River to Niagara on the Lake.

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1120108.jpg Common Merganser hen

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1120109.jpg Common Merganser drake

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1120177.jpg Long-tailed Ducks, 3 drakes, 1 hen
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Oh la la!!! Very nice photos!!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #26
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We're trying to push the season by going duck hunting with cameras of course!

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1400718nosh.jpg Northern Shoveler drake

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1400759pbgrwfish.jpg Pied-billed Grebe trying to eat a big fish

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Long-tailed Ducks, 3 drakes, 1 hen
COOL! I've never seen any like that.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #28
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~Waterfowl 2012~-p1320995.jpg Hooded Merganser drake

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1320956.jpg Hooded Merganser hen

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1320916.jpg American Coot stretching

~Waterfowl 2012~-p1330049.jpg Great Black-baked Gulls with Hooded Mergansers

photographed at Dunkirk Harbor while checking for migrating waterfowl and newly arrived winter residents.
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Quite windy today but his is what we saw.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:19 AM   #30
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First pic is a Common Eider, second pic show Harlequin Ducks, both rare in your location, both diving ducks. Great find!
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