I saw some Common Goldeneye Ducks today in a section of open river near the Westfield, NB ferry crossing. I would say at least fifteen to twenty of them hastily retreated as soon as I got out of my car, even though I was far from the water. The distant duck in the first photo below (click to enlarge) was a bolder little fellow. This picture makes me think that he figured he and I were having some sort of standoff. He didn't fly away even though I know he saw me. I could feel his icy stare. Maybe he noticed that I didn't have my coat on and correctly guessed that I wouldn't last long in the blowing wind and freezing temperatures (perhaps that was the real cause of the icy feeling). I was just happy he stayed put so I could get his picture. I was also happy to get the other photo below. I don't have good luck getting bird photos because, well, they fly away, you know.