Hooded Merganser.

Posted by Karl Egressy on Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:31 pm

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Hoodies in juxtaposition, showing the difference in eye color and beak color. The one with the black beak is a young male, the other either an adult female, or a young female.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:42 am
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A sweet combo, and good story too- it's hard to discern the subtle differences at this age. I wonder if the male is a half-grown member of her family, or maybe an aspiring future mate. Beautifully done.
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by david fletcher on Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:36 pm
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Super sighting and info Karl!
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by Ron Day on Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:25 pm
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This would be a wonderful image explaining the difference in eye and beak color in a birding book, Karl. Well done!

by Carol Clarke on Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:35 pm
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Interesting info to go with this lovely duo, Karl. Whatever they will turn out to be, they do look very happy together!

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