Although I see a lot of Goldeneye on our walks through Pt. Defiance Park, I never manage to get as close as I do at the Port Orchard Marina. Usually I get the best close-ups when they are inside the marina, but on our last visit I had to chase them down along the sidewalk because there were so many boats in the marina.
Usually, they’re content to just float along, like this pair,
but occasionally I get lucky and one will show off their uniques wing pattern like this
or take off from a running start
and land a few feet away for no apparent reason
other than to give me a chance to practice my photographic skills.