Common Loon

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, probably the most well known of the loon family, the aptly named Common Loon. Common Loons are famously found on the Canadian dollar (nicknamed the "loonie") and are also found on the Minnesota state quarter. They are large waterbirds that are common on lakes throughout Canada and the northern U.S.... 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 →

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