Saturday, July 2, 2022


 This is another bird I was able to capture in Minnesota, the same evening as the Loon but in a different pond.  It went by me quite quickly in the water as I walked by and then cooperated for a bit while I snapped photos of it.  This is a female Hooded Merganser, I had to ask for an ID, I didn't know what it was when I saw it.  It had some young ones with it which I saw as I was walking away and probably why it was cooperative, keeping my attention from them, but the picture was pretty crap since it was so dark out.