Beauty Still Lives – Day 87 (Pt. II)

This evening I went in search of Beauty.

And thankfully, found it.


In the soaking wet, drenched head of a gorgeous Red-breasted Merganser drake…


Just coming into his adult feathers…


And diving for squiggling, wriggling fish in the fading harbor light.


Yesindeed, Beauty still LIVES!  ❤ ❤ ❤

Friends and Admirers – Day 46

As many of you know, I am in love with our wintertime Red-breasted Merganzers.

The other day this male at Saquatucket Harbor, in particular, had me over the moon.

I especially loved watching him preen, so methodically, one feather at a time.


In between tiny sips of water…


Tipping his bill upward each and every time.


But I soon discovered, that I was not the only one enjoying the view…

For the Canadas seemed equally enamored!  😉


And who can blame them?

After all, WHO could resist that charming DOO?!


😉