Hen Hooded Merganser, Rondeau Bay, Rondeau Provincial Park, Nov 3, 2016
Cool on the bay today, 60F, stiff breeze/wind and only partially sunny.
Then again it is the 3rd of November and the boat should be out of the water.
Hooded Mergansers find their prey underwater by sight. They can actually change the refractive properties of their eyes to improve their underwater vision. In addition, they have an extra eyelid, called a “nictitating membrane,” which is transparent and helps protect the eye during swimming, like a pair of goggles.