Watching Hooded Mergansers

Watching Hooded Mergansers

A nemesis of mine… the Hooded Merganser. Elusive critters, at least with me.

Watching Hooded Mergansers
Watching Hooded Mergansers

I was near a commercial fishing pier when I saw these birds swimming down an open canal moving with the tide flow.

Watching Hooded Mergansers
Watching Hooded Mergansers

I was above the marsh on a wooden walk way so I waited. Either they would swim right under me, or more likely head back up the marsh.

Ultimately they swam all around me, the jinx was broken.

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