The picture of this Hooded Merganser (male) was taken at the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The picture of this Hooded Merganser duck was taken with the CANON EOS7D and the CANON 100-400mm lens and the CANON 580EXII flash.
The weather has been so beautiful this fall. It was an extraordinary day at Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge with the temperature in the sixties. The fall colors have remained at their peak for the longest time I can remember. There were many waterbirds at the East Pond in addition to this Hooded Merganser. There were Gadwalls, American Wigeons, American Coots, Green-winged Teals and Ruddy Ducks.