Photographer Gregg Thompson encountered these handsome male Harlequin Ducks at Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington. While these ducks spend breeding season in the mountains, winter finds them on the coast where they prefer rocky shorelines.
Could Gregg have been spotted?
Putting the "histrionic" in Histrionicus histrionicus:
Check out this BirdNote show about Harlequin Ducks:
All photos © Gregg Thompson and may not be used without permission.