May 2014 – Pistol River, Oregon
These Harlequin Ducks were hanging out near the tidepools at Pistol River.
July 2012 – Olympic National Park
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.