One of the most fascinating things to me about the diving ducks…
Is the different ways they dive; each one so different.
This, is an Eider Dive.
I could watch them for hours. ❤
I know everyone always gets totally bedazzled when they see the male Red-breasted Mergansers.
And they are, indeed, handsome devils.
The other day at the Chatham Fish Pier, it was all about the LADIES!
And as I walked away I couldn’t help wondering what kind of gel they used, the hold in all that wind and chop — was simply AMAZING! 😉
And now for something truly different.
When I was at the Pier in Chatham, I noticed something floating on top of the blue, blue water where I was photographing the loveliest female Red-breasted Merganser who was diving for her dinner.
Upon closer look, I saw that it was a feather!
Floating in and out of the shadows, rolling along with the waves.
Perhaps the diving merganser?
Perhaps an Eider.
Yet all I could think was, there’s a story here…
Sometimes I wonder if I share too many posts about birds.
So here’s my attempt at a “nonbird photo session” from a recent visit to the Chatham Fish pier.
Looking out from the Pier, the water was smooth like glass.
I love buoys, and lucky for me the harbor is full of them in Chatham, all different sizes and colors!
I also noticed that a truck was in from Red’s Best, a fish market/restaurant from Boston – it looks like someone has good taste when it comes to fresh fish! 😉
There’s quite a bit of construction going on right now at the pier, with the brand spanking new observation deck due by June.
Sometimes I think I’d like to take a stroll up the beach from the pier sometime, although I am guessing that sign up ahead probably says something about “CBI Guests Only”.
Myohmy, it sure was beautiful looking out toward Tern Island, where we’ll be seeing a lot of Oystercatcher families coming along again this year.
This Lady Eider was clearly not impressed with their schemes.
As you can see, this gull could not for the life of him figure out why anyone would want to photograph anything but bird, birds, BIRDS!!!