BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

HOODED MERGANSER

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Female Merganser

Female hooded mergansers have a distinctive crest. This one was about to dive so her crest showed to best advantage. Like many diving ducks mergansers tend to remain in the middle of lakes, usually just beyond my lens’ ability to capture them. They are excellent fishers and are often rewarded for their dives. This shot was taken late in the season when the ducks come closer to the shore than usual.

13 thoughts on “HOODED MERGANSER

  1. Hi belindagroverphotography, I really love seeing the Hooded Mergansers! The hens are especially delicately pretty. Great photo. Have a super nice day tomorrow!

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  2. Wow I’ve never seen this duck! But it looks like one of those rockstars performing on stage with their styled Mohawks! 😀

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  3. Beautiful photo Belinda! I love mergansers but have yet to get a decent photo of one….maybe this year:-)

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  4. Nice to see a good shot of a female hoodie. We usually see photos of the drakes.

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  5. I absolutely adore these punk rock ducks! We have some on our little lake here. These females have the cutest hairdos. 🙂

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