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Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

Habitat:

Canal/deciduous habitat.

Notes:

This merganser made me work for this shot. It was diving and feeding on the bottom of the canal, so I timed how long it went under each time. As it went down, I would sprint and count, drop to my belly and wait. I did this several times before I was out of breath and just took the shots the next time he came up:)

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4 Comments

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Ha! Thanks Jemma! Not sure what was going on. I had to edit and reload the picture to get it to finally go. Oh well. Mergansers are nowhere close to the pied-bill grebes:)

Thanks Ashley! I don't mind working for my pics, although I had to rest for a bit when I finally got the shot:)

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

It took a while for the fully loaded picture to come up! All I could see was it's head sticking out!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Great shot! I love these guys, took me forever to get a good shot of one too!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

This bird can not be as bad as the pied billed grebe.
Cool pic!

beaker98
Spotted by
beaker98

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Mar 26, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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