Hooded Merganser

I must have hundreds of pictures of Hooded Mergansers at Seagroves pond, but I just can’t help myself. The males are so dramatically colored and the females have a quiet beauty all of their own.

The one visual feature both sexes have in common are the secondary feathers on their wings. When their wings are folded, the secondaries appear as the stripes on their “sterns.”

2 thoughts on “Hooded Merganser

  1. Great pics of these incredibly photogenic ducks! So nice they enjoy Seagroves pond as their winter haven. Always love seeing them there.


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