A male hooded merganser and its reflection. Both the male and the female mergansers are very pretty birds. I had a couple shots of the female, but they weren't good enough to share. Maybe next time. Both sexes have hoods, but they are very different, and both sexes can raise or lower it at will. Also maybe next time. This male's hood is raised to about half of its maximum height.
20120110FloridaHooded MerganserMelbourneRob ScharpfViera WetlandsmaleRCS2875Edit