Common Merganser, male
Coming through - Hooded Mergansers and Common Mergansers are migrating now. We saw many this weekend on lakes and ponds in NH and MA. On one pond in MA we had 58 Hooded Mergansers, what a beautiful sight! These ducks will winter south of here. Common Mergansers winter mainly across the upper two thirds of the U.S. Hooded Mergansers winter all the way down to the Gulf Coast and FL. We see them in winter at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, FL. Be on the lookout!