The next step is to try and get some shots of a female, although based on my success rate with the males that may take some time.
I have been trying to get some shots of a Red-Breasted Merganser for a while. There have been a number locally on the marine lake but they are a difficult bird to get near and tend to stay out in the centre of this large lake and my efforts were in vain until recently.I was 'stalking' one bird and trying to move closer each time it dived when it surface right next to me. In fact so close that all I could get was this head shot.
I will take this opportunity, as it is the last post of the year, to wish you all a very Happy 2008 :)