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Friday, March 6, 2009

weathering the storm...

This flotilla of Barrow's Goldeneye diving ducks has taken refuge in the semi-sheltered bight below the front deck of where I am staying. As cold winds toss the rest of the cove into rough whitecapped waves, these ducks have chosen to ride out the storm together. Pointed into the wind, they are fighting a double whammy here, as low tide sucks water swiftly from the bight.

Most of these ducks appear to have their heads turned backwards to escape the biting wind. Males are the ones with white bodies.

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