You think you have bad hair days?
Nah. Nothing compares to the bad hair day a Red-breasted Merganser has every day of the week!
In early spring, one of the first migrating waterfowl through northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan is the Red-breasted Merganser.
The tossled, shaggy feathers on the back of its heard, long reddish beak, and white neck make it an easy bird to identify on our nearby lakes and rivers.
Red-breasted Mergansers are diving ducks who breed in the far northern portion of Canada.
I captured this shot yesterday at Metzger Marsh, on the shore of Lake Erie, just east of Toledo, Ohio.