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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hooded Mergansers

Hooded Merganser, male

'Tis the time of year when ducks are migrating. We had 34 Hooded Mergansers on our pond here in NH this morning. The gorgeous male can raise or lower his crest, making it like a big, white, fan as in my photo. This photo of mine (along with over 500 of my other photos) appears in our new, just published, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America.
Watch for ducks now on lakes, ponds, rivers and coastal areas.

2 comments: said...

What a gorgeous photo Lillian! The contrast is beautiful.

Beckyjoy said...

Good morning,
I just wanted to tell you that these awesome creatures show up in Virginia Beach around November 28th every year. What a blessed birthday I have every year.
take care,
Becky joy Qashat