There were loads and loads of Long-tailed Ducks on the water at Barnegat Light. A walk out onto the jetty produced close views of them in various stages of molt, a sure sign that spring is on the way, thank goodness. This duck looks completely different in the summer; with a black front and head and only a white face patch. This is the classic winter view.
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WOW – that is a spectacular shot – absolutely beautiful. On of my favorite ducks, but I still haven’t been able to get a photo yet. Very nice
Nice catch. looks almost like a flying rat!
Bev . . . that shot is amazing! What a gorgeous bird!
Sweet shot! Thanks for sharing.
Great photos and it sure is interesting to watch the plumage changes.
Wow, great picture. Love it. What a beautiful duck!
Ha! Now that Tom mentions it… it does look like a flying rat!
Nice pic Beverly! Flying shots are so hard, especially in low light as it looks there.
It’s always great capturing birds in flight. Even better when they have such fantastic plumage. Great job!
Beautiful shot! This would be a lifer for me.
Good birding to you!
Gorgeous in flight capture of the Long-tailed Duck Bev! That bird would also be a lifer for me. Well done!
That’s one beautiful duck, Bev. Great capture of it in flight *and* winter plumage. The long-tailed duck is one that I won’t get to see here in California, which means it would certainly be a lifer for me.
Very beautiful bird. Nice photo of this one in flight. :)))
Beautiful Duck great shot.