Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hoodie Display

In a small unfrozen corner of a rather small backwater lake, a few male Hooded Mergansers were showing off for 1 lone female. Among the hoodies were 5 Great Blue Herons fishing the only open water. Since available space was limited, the hoodies circled the herons while putting on their show. It was an awesome show indeed, although having to shoot from such a distance away, proved to only wet my appetite for more.







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7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW! I sure that female was impressed.The guys are putting on quite a show.
Blessings,Ruth

troutbirder said...

These animal actions are sure fantastic. You definitely have a nose for finding them.

Chris said...

Hi hannibal,
I really love these birds already and now with these nice displays pictures, they are just much more wonderful. You captured a very intimate moment in their life in a very good way... Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Hannibal, another instance when your timing was great at finding some awesome birds..and what a show they are putting on..that must have been something to see!! Great series!

Eve said...

That is just fantastic!! What a great bunch of guys!!

denapple said...

My, is she popular or what? It looks like they blew a balloon up in the back of their heads. I love it! They saw me coming down the road waayy before I could get close enough for a good shot.

Bird Girl said...

What a cool happening! I've never seen that 'hoodie' display - and throw in the herons - geesh!!! You really had one neat experience and I'm happy to see it - bravo!