Males have a dark green shaggy head, a red bill and eye, and a rusty chest.
Spotted at Gulf State Park east.
Red-breasted mergansers dive and swim underwater. They mainly eat small fish, but also aquatic insects, crustaceans, and frogs.The fastest duck ever recorded was a red-breasted merganser that attained a top airspeed of 100 mph while being pursued by an airplane. This eclipsed the previous speed record held by a canvasback clocked at 72 mph.(Wikipedia)
Lat: 30.27, Long: -87.55
Spotted on Jan 24, 2019
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019