Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Watery Wednesday

Birding at Two Lights State Park
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

(Histrionicus histrionicus)
The biting cold was worth the picture!
Zoomed to the max with my little Canon, I'm quite pleased with the results!
Maybe there's hope for me, yet!


J Bar said...

Looks a bit perilous
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Guy D said...

Waters looking pretty rough for those ducks, great shot.

All the best
Regina In Pictures

Rinkly Rimes said...

They're taking a buffeting. I hope they're enjoying it!

Riet said...

Loveky picrture, I am sure they like what they are doing

Stephanie said...

Winter photography in Maine is an extreme sport. Worthy of the effort as I always enjoy your photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: Neat capture of the special ducks at sea. They remind me of Wood Ducks.

KaHolly said...

Thanks, all. They appeared to be having a blast out there. The wind was fierce and biting cold that day. They are a beautiful species of duck, and yes, very similar in appearance to the wood duck. As a matter of fact, if it wasn't for their different preference of habitat, I probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart! (Unless they were side by side.)

Anonymous said...

Love the Harelequins and their fancy dress. We have them here in WA state too and was happy to experience them commonly in the Aleutian Islands too. They seem to be quite the successful northern cold water species.

eileeninmd said...

Nice shot of the harlequin Ducks. They are so pretty.