If you ask my opinion, this is one of the coolest ducks on the planet. It always has been a challenge to get shots of them for a handful of reasons. First is you have to find them. Second is they are relatively small and they love the rugged cost lines where they dive in the surf for mollusks, crustaceans and insects so getting on them is a challenge. And if you do find a spot, they are more likely to give you the stink-eye and go some place rougher. Harlequins are a winter bird here on the central coastline of New England.
As you scroll down, you may notice that the water color varies from between blue and green. It was a partly sunny day with fast moving cold clouds. As a result the shots with the blue water were when the sun was shining. The green water shots represent the color of our costal waters, teaming with plant life.
Tomorrow, I will have Long Tail Ducks for you. Be sure to stop by! And be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week.