Monday, January 25, 2010

Diving Ducks

Last week I did a casual circuit of Cape Ann with my favorite companion, (i.e., intense birding was not the purpose).

I managed a few interesting photos.

Just for fun, here is a quiz on diving ducks. This is a quiz I can answer, because I saw all of them on the surface before they dove. I'll post the IDs on Friday.  Please leave your best guess in the comments.

Diver #1

Diver #2

Diver #3

Diver #4

Good birding!


Dan Huber said...

love these shots

Felicia said...

Very cool shots! But I'm not attempting that quiz without pulling out my Sibley guide (which would probably be cheating...)

You were lucky to be able to get so close to those ducks!

Chris said...

Hi Chris,
Nice shots... They are not that easy to get so sharp!

Hilke Breder said...

I am going to stick my neck out: White-winged scoter for images #1 and #4, #2 another scoter, #3 male common eider. The big red feet I thought were a give-away for the scoters.

Looks like you had a nice trip!

Gerry Biron and JoAnne Russo said...

I'll take a shot at this too!
#1 red breasted merganser
#2 surf scoter
#3 common eider
#4 white winged scoter

Carlib said...

Since I don't know this bird, I'll comment the the pics themselves! I think they are great and it looks like you're opting for a world of illusions!
Wonderful and fun!

Dawn Fine said...

Howdee Chris..
What a fun post...
here goes

1. red footed black and what duckie which is cute...

2.Black fan tailed purple footed duckie

3. White butted duck...

4.Black Fan tailed duckie again...


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