Common Goldeneye in flight

December 30, 2013 in Nearby Waterbirds

The Common Goldeneye has been one of the most frequently seen wintering ducks this winter.  They are real beauties and wonderful to watch.  They tend to be skittish towards humans along the shoreline, and when in doubt, they will takeoff in flight right away.  In some locations, they will fly upriver and then reverse course on a downriver heading.  this allows time to set uop for some nice flight images!