Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hooded Merganser

On 24 July 2018, Erika and I encountered three young Hooded Mergansers at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The pond was laden with duckweed, a common, small, aquatic flowering plant. I am not sure how the mergansers could see their prey below the duckweed mat. The mergansers, nevertheless, made repeated underwater dives.

1 comment:

  1. Cute! Reminds me of working on the Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas 20 years ago. That's the last time I remember seeing juvenile Hooded Mergansers for sure.