Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wednesday - February 25, 2015

Since I needed a break from the office I decided to take a ride over to the foot of Southfield and see if there was any activity out there.  All was pretty quiet, no Eagles just a few Mergansers, Mallards and a Bufflehead.  Was just good to get away from work for about 45 minutes.

I did go back after work around 4 and there were about 3 Eagles on the north and south side of the island.  But there were a lot more ducks in the water.

There was a very entertaining Bufflehead who would swim in towards the walkway and then swim out.  Swim along it and then away from it.  He would dive and I would try to anticipate where he would come at.  As the sun began to set a female entered the scene.


It seemed like there were pools of Common Mergansers that would be close to the icy shore and would swim away when some one walked up to the railing on the walkway.
Every now and then I'd get a couple of them swimming alone. Here are a few of the photos of the day.

Common Merganser

Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser
Taking Flight

Red-breasted Mergansers

Red-breasted Merganser
Lesser Scaup

Redhead (female)

There were Mallards out there but I didn't photograph any of them.  Some 1500 photos taken - felt good having pictures to go through.


No comments:

Post a Comment