....and that's why they call it a long-tailed duck., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
It seemed that every time I tried for a photo they would dive.
At least this time I lucked out and got a shot of its tail.
The Long-tailed Duck is one of the deepest diving ducks, and can dive as deep as 60 meters (200 feet) to forage.
Of all diving ducks, the Long-tailed Duck spends the most time under water relative to time on the surface. When it is foraging it is submerged three to four times as much as it is on top of the water.