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27-DEC-2009 Carl Erland


Southern Vancouver Island

It was so cold and windy I'm surprised I could hold the camera still enough to get this shot...didn't seem to bother the duck any, guess all those feathers and down really do keep them warm. A quick trip back to a warm car revived me enough to go back out again and try for a few more shots. American Wigeon facts: American Wigeon are aquatic grazers and forage on grasses and sedges in wet meadows and pastures and its' diet has a higher proportion of plant matter than the diet of any other dabbling duck.

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Available Light Images09-Jan-2010 08:14
This is a very nice capture and seems you were set up in just the right spot. wind coming over your right shoulder... works great
lou_rozensteins03-Jan-2010 23:20
An excellent flight shot! I often wonder how these birds stand the cold ......