Friday, June 13, 2014


These photos were taken last January on a very gray day in Virginia Beach.   We were visiting Gregg's family and on one of our luncheon outings we came across a variety of ducks swimming on an inlet right next to the restaurant.  

The pictures are a bit grainy as it was very overcast and they were far away necessitating in cropping.  I recognized the Hooded Mergansers.  I don't get to see these birds but rarely so this was an exciting day when I saw what they were.  You can go to this link to learn more.

This was the only picture I took and haven't a clue what he is, even though I did a lot of looking around on line, identifying many other birds in the process so it wasn't a wasted exercise.  

Surf Scoters and I wish I could have gotten better photos but they didn't hang around for long and never got very close.  More info can be found here.

This one is a Bufflehead.  Link here.  I have never seen these before or the ones above, so another exciting first look.


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