Harlequin Duck

┬áMay 2014 – Pistol River, Oregon

These Harlequin Ducks were hanging out near the tidepools at Pistol River.

Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck

July 2012 – Olympic National Park

Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck

This is a female Harlequin Duck – flapping its wings as part of a preening process on a rock in the Quinault River in Olympic National Park. These ducks nest along tumbling mountain rapids, and spend their winters out to sea.

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