We got hooked on birdwatching and found there are a lot more birds in Chicago than pigeons, robins, mallards, Canadian Geese, gulls, and sparrows. I started taking pictures of them and ended up with far too many to post on my Chicago Daily Photo site. So I started this separate site just for the birds.
I photographed this Red-breasted Merganser pair in Monroe Harbor. I think the dark rings around the eyes and the spiky crest wet from a recent dive makes the female (lower left picture) look like BeetleJuice.