Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) in Flight
Long-tailed Duck photographed at the Village Creek Drying Beds, in Arlington TX on November 27th 2010. This bird is a summer breeder in the bearing sea's and costal Alaska. During the winter it comes down to the pacific coasts as south as California, and on the Atlantic coast, south to South Carolina. This bird is not unheard of showing up in Texas, but it is a rare bird for us!