Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hooded Merganser - Female

I found this female Hooded Merganser at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Friday just past the blind in the stream on the right side of the road. I had to maneuver my car a bit to get a clear shot through the branches.
I've never seen a Hooded Merganser out of the water. I am surprised at the size of the body, legs and feet. They seem so much smaller and sleeker in the water.

1 comment:

  1. Ah this must be the injured one I've seen in others' photos.. I think you can actually see a wound on the back of her neck in that last photo...