If I hadn't taken this picture myself, I would have sworn it came straight out of the comics.Here it is swimming, and thanks to my new bird book, I can tell you it is a Common Merganser. Nothing common to me about the mohawk hairdo, and the in-the-water image is striking, don't you think? Quite the contrast to the serious, giggle-provoking expression and the turned in feet in the first photo.
One of those just because pictures, taken on the path behind the school.This seagull was after something. A fish, I wonder?
Back to ducks (Mallards). Four shots from a kazillion I took of these two as they made their way along the river to a little waterfall. I thought today that ducks have the perfect balance of beauty and comedy.