I finally got to the Massachusetts coast for a day of birding around Cape Ann. Highlight was definitely the courting Red-breasted Mergansers and Buffleheads. (Also saw some Common Goldeneyes, but they were at a distance.) Waterfowl do their pairing on wintering grounds, for the most part, but the girls seems finicky; I have seen it throughout the winter months. Nevertheless, fun to watch.
First the Red-breasted Mergansers, who occasionally seemed paired, but don't believe it. The boys are all busy boasting their prowess.
Nest post in a couple of days with the Bufflehead antics. Good birding.