I was walking Bank Street Beach the other afternoon, photographing gulls.
It was really windy, the seascape full of chop, and it wasn’t one bit easy holding the camera steady.
Just then I noticed something out in the water that I’d never seen before.
Three long, long tail feathers, a real short bill with a pink ring, white-gray-black feathers, and black “smudges” on the side of the head that almost looked like ears.
Was this a bird, or a dog?! 😉
And lucky for me, unlike most ducks the Long-taileds sport their striking plumage during nonbreeding season.
I sure would’ve hated to miss those tail feathers, they were outa’ this world!
Shaky camera and all, they took my breath away! 😉