Hooded Merganser drake 2/13/18

Naw, not a crab attack but the sawbill playing with his food, breaking it up into more easily swallowed pieces. I had the luck of getting pretty close to this pair of Hoodies alternately diving for crabs and then taking naps in the rain (see yesterday’s female). Shooting from a car helps, except for the raptors and corvids, birds will generally ignore a parked car. There’s nothing like car birding in the rain, it’s the best. Don’t drive up too close, instead have the time and patience for them to come right up to an even better spot and present you with their personalities up close and personal.

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