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Common Merganser

Mergus merganser


Large diving duck that frequents freshwater


Hawthorne Park, Medford, in the river under the freeway


Only two weeks prior I had spotted a Red breasted off the coast and thought to myself that if I saw a common, I'd have three species of mergansers

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KarenSaxton 7 years ago

The sad thing is that I left my ultra zoom at home. I took this with a mere 10x zoom - the camera I use for indoor low light events, like the karate tournament I was coaching that day. I'd have gotten some amazing photos before this guy swam and then dove away

Hema 7 years ago

I have been waiting for these to appear. Maybe they are back. I will check.

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Medford, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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