Harlequin duck
Harlequin duck

A day spent watching ducks is a day well spent. 

 

Have had a lovely day at Halibut Point, Rockport, MA. I've seen gannets, ducks, loons and cormorants. 

 

I have to to confess that I have a bit of a thing for ducks. I could watch them all day and if I'm feeling down, they never fail to cheer me up.

 

And harlequin ducks are some of the prettiest ducks you'll see. (It's not the best picture, but the little buggers were having too much fun bobbing about in the waves to come into  camera range).