Hooded Merganser

(On a web page the pictures above scroll sideways.)

First picture: A hooded merganser female was in the west nest box this morning. It would be fun to have merganser ducklings again! Hooded mergansers will lay eggs in wood duck nests, and vice versa. Here’s more information about that. Also both the 2017 and 2018 logs have pictures and stories about the hooded merganser adults and ducklings (scroll down on those pages to find them).

Second picture: Sleepy duck, such good colors.

Third picture: There are now 2 eggs in the West nest. They are wood duck eggs, the merganser didn’t leave any yet.

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