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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Punk Rocker Quacker

Take one look at these Red Breasted Mergansers and you'll understand why we call them punk rockers.  The hair on the back of their heads is just plain wild.  While it's true that both the male and the female sport this wild look I think the male is definitely the best looking of the two.  Other than their crazy hairdo these Red Breasted Merganser are claimed to be the fastest in level flight and reach speeds of 100 mph.  How's that for a fast quacker!

Note how the water just beads up on their feathers.

1 comment:

Willard said...

More absolutely beautiful shots. These ducks are one of my favorite species. I like video of them flying, but it is very hard to get.