There’s been precious little time for birding lately, but since Dawn and Rich will be on vacation the next two weeks I’m hoping to get a lot more birding done. Good thing, too, because it seems Spring migration is really beginning.
Meanwhile, I managed to sneak out to Theler Wetlands and Port Orchard again during a short sun break. I’m still amazed how the camera can pick up droplets of water when ducks run to get airborne.
And, of course, a quick shutter speed makes it possible to actually freeze the wings, something the human eye can’t quite manage.
Considering how bright the markings on the male Bufflehead, it’s probably a good thing that he seems even faster than his mate.
This shot also manages to “freeze time” but quite differently than the previous shot. It’s a shot of male Red-Breasted Mergansers in very different stages of donning their breeding colors.
It’s hard to believe that soon all three will look like the male in the center of the picture.