Northern Shoveler hen
A good friend and fellow bird enthusiast pointed out & ID'd a small group of these Mergansers to me last August. There were 8 of them at that time and today I still see 7 so these young of the year "Hooded Mergansers" are doing well in a local fresh water pond. Beautiful small ducks .. Much smaller than the common Mergansers.
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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