Apparently the Barrow's goldeneyes have not left the vicinity of the Eagle River Nature Center, as I had previously reported. I went out this morning hoping to photograph a bear and instead happened upon this little guy. He was a bit skittish at first and swam away but I was able to quietly inch my way closer and get down on my belly for an eye-level view, all the while looking back over my shoulder in case the bear should show up while I was sprawled out.
There was a pair of these ducks at the Eagle River Nature Center recently, although they seem to have moved on from here. They are difficult birds to photograph and I only had a couple brief sessions with them. Maybe they will stop for a visit on their way south this fall.