Nice work! I've always like the hooded merg. Back in 2003-04, I lived on Long Island (West Hampton) just 25 yards from Beaver Creek that went down to the bay and the ocean. I enjoyed watching from the kitchen window about 50 hooded merg. every morning on the creek.
Hey, did you grab the blind bag with the shells when we left the truck?
Safetys, use them: If you can see red, you can get dead!