Hooded Merganser



At least…that’s my best guess!  If this is a bird of a different feather, please let me know. 


  1. You did have a merganser photo some weeks back. But these guys are goldeneyes or buffleheads (we always get them confused).

  2. I’m no expert on birds…

    Here’s a link re: buffleheads: http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/search_results.aspx

    and another for goldeneyes:

    Here’s the post that I did a few months ago on “name that duck” where readers, including WSB, determined the duck is a Merganser:

  3. Wikipedia has a better photo of the Bufflehead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufflehead

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