Common Merganser

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)

 

This species is larger than the red-breasted merganser, and is one of the largest of our ducks. It is one of the last to migrate South, and is more common than the red-breasted merganser on inland waters.

Flocks move in "follow the leader" style, low over the water. The only call seems to be a startled croak.

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Photo at Tin Can Beach: Adam Chateauvert (Feb 10, 2014)

Common Merganser
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