Hooded Merganser.


Posted by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:49 am

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The female tries to look small and insignificant, telling the male that it is not time to mate yet. Wait a few more month. :)

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by david fletcher on Mon Nov 27, 2023 11:38 am
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In time honored fashion, she looks to play the game of life. She must be worth at least a full display! Nice sighting Karl.
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:35 pm
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Thanks Dave. I might be totally wrong about the body language. :oops: I know that they start mating in February when the display and competition among males becomes more prevalent. That time the females pose too. Love this species and I feel lucky to be able to observe them in relative close proximity.
 

by peter makuch on Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:22 pm
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a well document nature have to be there shot, superbly done KARL.
 

by Jakejacoby on Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:54 pm
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Great Capture Karl.
 

by paul fletcher on Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:59 pm
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Excellent behaviour photograph, Karl.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:32 am
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Sensible girl! Good behaviour illustration, Karl.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:35 pm
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Looks as if they are rehearsing before the show really starts. :)
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