Common Merganser Female in the Rio Grande. You can just see the predator's \"hook\" at the end of her bill which helps her catch fish. They must have amazing eyesight, too.
Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque Open Space, Alameda Open Space, south of bridge, NM
Equipment: Swarovski ATS 80D, 25-50x Eyepiece, UCA, balance rail and Nikon Coolpix P6000
Anatidae Mergus - 2009-12-27 - EIDX: 59