Breezy autumn days are ideal to delight in one of the best seasons nature presents. The colour intensity and light dancing on the water offers a feast for my eyes. Autumn also provides a feast for this merganser which I found entertaining to observe from my canoe. Navigating effortlessly with her head in the water scouting around until she spotted her meal. In a flash she submerged with her catch and continued on again in pursuit of her next morsel. A collector of my paintings has aptly named it "The Stalker" and I too find it is suitable, depicting the character of this brilliant bird.