Monday, February 14, 2011

Morning Delight: Merganser

Usually I start my day out with a walk. Good for by body, good for the dog, good for allowing Bill and the kids to connect with each other.

For the past many months the 6am darkness keeps me in the neighborhood streets where the lights offer a sense of protection.  But in the past few weeks, the first rays of sunlight allow me to turn back down to walk the path along Lake Washington.

The beauty of the lake changes daily - today my little treat from its shores came in bird form.  I saw a common merganser which I've not seen in a long time.  Certainly a disappointing name for such a dramatic looking bird.  I love their straight, pointy lines and their bright clear markings.

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