Friday, February 11, 2011

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Female.  These photos were shot by my wife, Olivia, in a mangrove canal in Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Pair of Hooded Mergansers.
This park is also home to the Peace River Wildlife Center, a rescue and rehab facility for birds and animals.  They do a wonderful job.

A small group of Hooded Mergansers.  They are regular winter visitors here on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
This group of hunters has done more for waterfowl than anyone.

1 comment:

  1. I especially like the last photo. The reflections and movement are so vivid, it highlights the beauty of the ducks.