Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator

Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator

After 200 shots, I managed to catch this male Red-breasted Merganser earning his breakfast. He was a ways out and it was very overcast, so this isn’t that great of an image, but I wanted to show it off.

As amazing as this snap was, it is still a consolation prize to me. I was out walking the day before and when I got down to Lake Harriet, there were 13 loons in one area. Everyone there was impressed, pointing, staring and talking about it. I was on a long walk and didn’t have time to go home and get the camera and come back that day. When I returned the next morning, the loons were gone, so I hunted Mergansers.

Tomorrow: Grab a Pepsi for the Saturday Moment of Zen

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