RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, GREEN, MICHIGAN, JUNE 10, 2013
Pentax 55-300 at 300mm
1/1500 sec f8
The image quality of this photograph isn't what I'd like—the lighting wasn't good enough to get the bird's striking red eyes—but it's the first red-breasted merganser I've seen off our beach. Most mergansers in these parts are the ubiquitous common variety. This one is a male.