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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

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.


Deb said...

Ah I love to see Harlequins. We never get them in the UK but I hope to see them in the wild one day.

Jack said...

These ducks have great markings. I don't see them in the East, but I am not a birder.

RedPat said...

They are fabulous!