A nemesis of mine… the Hooded Merganser. Elusive critters, at least with me.
I was near a commercial fishing pier when I saw these birds swimming down an open canal moving with the tide flow.
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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