Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Duck mystery name solved...and other stuff

Isn't this a handsome guy? This is the elusive duck that I couldn't remember the name of, and Carolyn supplied it. He is a Hooded Merganser, and this is a little more about him from Wikipedia:

Hooded Mergansers have a crest at the back of the head which can be expanded or contracted. In adult males, this crest has a large white patch, the head is black and the sides are reddish brown. The adult female has a reddish crest, with much of the rest of the head and body a greyish-brown. The Hooded Merganser has a sawbill but is not classified as a typical merganser.

It is not recommended to eat them, according to Carolyn, as these guys are fish eaters, so their meat isn't very tasty. Now you know! And if you've read this far, I'll tell you that Amy, Jason and Alex arrived at C's house late last night!!! We're going to DISNEY today, so check back for a picture or two of Alex for his first ever visit to the Mickey place! Can you see my huge grin??? Y'all find something fun to do today yourselves, since Super(less) Tuesday is now over!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

disney??? with a grandbaby??? you lucky duck! you are having all the fun, no fair! ha ha ha

smiles, bee (still in her tiara!)

HaleyD said...

Tell A&J that they aren't missing anything here except the crummy weather (though it is bringing much-needed rain). Believe it or not, the lake is coming up!