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common goldeneye

  1. Female goldeneye

    Female goldeneye

  2. Common goldeneye couple

    Common goldeneye couple

  3. Male goldeneye in flight

    Male goldeneye in flight

  4. Male goldeneye in flight

    Male goldeneye in flight

  5. Randy

    Randy

    This Goldeneye was focused on seducing a female. For some reason, they are attracted to males who toss their heads waaaay back and whistle.
  6. SF1 - Disgusted

    SF1 - Disgusted

    This male Goldeneye was looking pretty fed up with the weather that day. Can't say I blamed him.
  7. Male goldeneye in flight

    Male goldeneye in flight

  8. Female common goldeneye

    Female common goldeneye

  9. Sitting duck!!Common Goldeneye

    Sitting duck!!Common Goldeneye

    Thought it was a funny pose when it landed.
  10. SF  I'm not a sitting duck!! Goldeneye.

    SF I'm not a sitting duck!! Goldeneye.

  11. Streeeetch!

    Streeeetch!

    Male Goldeneye stretching his wings after a nap on the river
  12. Common Goldeneye

    Common Goldeneye

    male
  13. Common Goldeneye

    Common Goldeneye

    female
  14. Common Goldeneye

    Common Goldeneye

    A small gap in the ice and the mating game is on
  15. It's the water 5 - silvery moon river

    It's the water 5 - silvery moon river

    I believe it was DanielBirdwatcher who asked if posts 1 and 2 from this set were taken at sunset or on a rainy day. The answer is no. They were taken around noon on a sunny but cold day. This shot, however, was taken around sunset (2:30 pm), on my way home after my bird count round, some...
  16. It's the water 4 - Pastels

    It's the water 4 - Pastels

    I was rather disappointed when he swam into these reflections, which seemed more drab. Still, as part of the set, and thinking of them as pastels ... I decided to go ahead and post this one too.
  17. It's the water 3 - Liquid gold

    It's the water 3 - Liquid gold

    Same duck, same stretch of river, different reflections
  18. Common Goldeneye on Mississippi.jpg

    Common Goldeneye on Mississippi.jpg

    Pair on the river fishing while the air temp was 15 degrees F (-9.444C) Vapor rising up from the Mississippi River since the water was warmer. This morning it was -22F, -30C. Going back tomorrow for better angle above the nearby brush.
  19. It's the water (2)

    It's the water (2)

    Same duck as in It's the water (1), but in a more sepia-toned section of the reflections
  20. It's the water (1)

    It's the water (1)

    Well, actually ... it's the reflected buildings (Hotel Nidelven, known for its lavish breakfasts) from across the river. I hope you'll excuse me for posting two nearly identical pics today and possibly another pair tomorrow. I just can't push myself to choose which colors on the water I like best.
  21. Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

    Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

  22. B4CAA980-678A-46D8-BD90-D6878B81323D.jpeg

    B4CAA980-678A-46D8-BD90-D6878B81323D.jpeg

    Goldeneye
  23. Common Goldeneyes

    Common Goldeneyes

  24. Common Goldeneye

    Common Goldeneye

    Group of Goldeneyes
  25. Green is the new black?

    Green is the new black?

    In most lights, Goldeneye males look black-and-white, but catch them with the sun at the right angle and their heads shine like male Mallards'.
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