Common Merganser

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, we complete our merganser trifecta! The third and last of the North American mergansers we get to explore is the common merganser. Despite its name, it's the merganser I've seen least. Central Park was filled with hooded mergansers every winter, and I've seen red-breasted mergansers by the hundreds on Lake... Continue Reading →

Hooded Merganser

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we have our second of 3 North American mergansers, the Hooded Merganser. Like the Red-breasted Merganser from a while back, the Hooded has a rather narrow, serrated bill with a slight hook on the end for eating fish. Hooded Mergansers, however, are much smaller. The drake is mostly black and... Continue Reading →

Red-breasted Merganser

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we look at our first diving duck of this blog; the Red-breasted Merganser. Upon first glance you may or may not be wondering if this bird is, in fact, a duck. The answer is, taxonomically, yes. They are within the same family as ducks, swans, and geese. The Red-breasted Merganser,... Continue Reading →

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