When I was making posts about winter residents of the feathered kind I was aware that I hadn't included any Harlequin Ducks this year. The reason was that I had not seen any. However, some have shown up recently and here they are with their wonderful markings and colors. These ducks seem quite shy but I was able to sneak up on them for this photo. However, as you can see, they were churning the water to gain some distance from me when I stood up to snap the picture.