Red-breasted Merganser, Finding His Way- Day 57

I met my very first immature male Red-breasted Merganser today, with its feathers just starting to morph into the adult color palette.

When I asked someone about him, they used the words “messy” to describe the feather coloring.

I, personally, found him to be BEAUTIFUL, just as he is!

And anyway… isn’t all growth, life, art, relationships, messy at best??   😉