Very unusual to see a Hooded Merganser here at this time of year.
I thought it was a Pied Grebe. Donna said, "No, look at it's silly haircut." Strange sighting this time of year. This female reminded me of the male I saw earlier this year on Echo Lake at S. Lake Tahoe Butterfly Count...
On the Erie Canal
5 addition takeoff
Anseriformes is an order of birds. It comprises about 150 living species in three families: Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and Anatidae, the largest family, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans.