We roamed around photographing the more common species. Suddenly, in the water between two of the docks suddenly appeared two Dovekie's. Again, snap, snap went the shutter and I now had Dovekie pictures digitally.
When I downloaded the pictures into my computer and was reviewing them, what I had thought initially on the pier was a female red-breasted merganser turned out to be a first-year male red-breasted merganser. The way to tell the first year-male from a female red-breasted merganser, is that the male red-breasted merganser as a black ring around its eye, while the female red-breasted merganser has a white line under its eye.
|First Winter Red-breasted Merganser|