I was extremely fortunate to photograph this female Hooded Merganser as she was fishing. Normally, mergansers won't let me anywhere near them and it was the first time I had seen one by itself. They typically stay in small flocks. Unlike the Pied-billed Grebe I photographed recently, this merganser didn't spend time playing with her food. She dove, caught it, and swallowed it in fairly short order. Who says girls can't fish as well as the guys?
1/640 sec. f/7.1 ISO 200
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday