Some diving ducks have interesting courtship displays...And spring is when their plumage and courtship displays are in full glory. Ice goes out on the bigger rivers in late March-early April in northern Minnesota. These sequences were filmed along the St. Louis River and Perch Lake in Duluth, Minnesota.
In order of appearance; Hooded Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser and Bufflehead.
Canon 7D with Canon 400mm f5.6 lens, tripod, AT-897 shotgun microphone.
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