It is imperative that the birder / photographer always be fashionably dressed. My thanks to my wife who caught this rare beast on camera earlier this morning in Duluth, Minnesota. At the time the photograph was taken the temperature was -9F (-25F chill factor)! For you Celcius folks that is -23C, and the wind pushes the chill factor down to -31C.
You will note that this gentleman is wearing Steger Mukluks, Choppers, and an American Birkebeiner 2012 Finisher head scarf . All these items are “de rigueur” for the serious winter birder!
The Fashionable Birder
Goldeneyes enjoying crisp, clear water on the Arctic Riviera