BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

HOODED MERGANSER

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MerganserWe don’t see many hooded mergansers. When we do, they’re usually too far away to get a decent photo. This female was closer to shore than usual, she was on her own, no other ducks in sight. When she saw me, she swam away but I did manage to get this parting shot.

22 thoughts on “HOODED MERGANSER

  1. Although she turned her back on you, she had the decency to slightly show a part of her head. This turns it into a beautiful capture.

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  2. What a treat! Hopefully, a male comes along to keep her company.

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  3. It’s nice you finally got a shot in. Beautiful, Belinda!

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  4. We get American Mergansers on our small river, and occasionally, mallards. It would be neat to see a Hooded. You get so many more ducks in your area, it seems. Have you noticed many returning?

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  5. A lonely lass! 😀
    Well captured her, friend!

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  6. I just logged my first Hooded a couple weeks ago down here on the gulf coast. A young male without the fancy head gear.

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  7. A lovely parting shot it is too!

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  8. Beauty and Grace in motion. ☺️

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