“That was the thing about Levantin: he loved the birds, but he really loved the places they brought him. When you spend your career in the confines of a gray suit, the pipits at dawn above timberline are even more wondrous.”
― Mark Obmascik, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
Hooded Merganser Males
On a winter’s day, a quiet canal on Fowl River summons a flock of hooded mergansers. Heed the summons from daily toil, exchanging the “gray suit” for jeans and comfortable shoes, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the natural world.
Learn more about the hooded merganser at All About Birds and then grab the binoculars and camera and go! Take plenty of pictures, identifying them later or not….. Just relax and enjoy.