Sunday, December 13, 2020

Return Of The Hooded And The Hoodless

One thing I look forward to during the approach of cold weather is the return of the mergansers to inland lakes and rivers. The Hooded Mergansers have a nice contrast of color and do like to dive.
The larger Common Merganser is a little less flashy and lack the hood but one thing they share with their smaller cousins is that they too, like to dive. Both of them add a visual warmth to an otherwise cold, dreary lake.

1 comment:

Val Ewing said...

I don't know enough about these but I do think we see them in WI during the spring when they migrate through? The back ponds along the river are very quiet right now. No fowl!