CT Bird Nerds

Hooded Mergansers?

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Hi Everyone!

My son and I spotted these new birds on our pond in southern CT yesterday! Are they female Hooded Mergansers?

Thanks!

(apologies for the less than sharp photos)

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First winter male on the left (dark bill and mascara), and female on the right (yellow bill and all brown head).

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First winter male on the left (dark bill and mascara), and female on the right (yellow bill and all brown head).

Agree - males always have bright yellow eyes.

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First winter male on the left (dark bill and mascara), and female on the right (yellow bill and all brown head).

Agree - males always have bright yellow eyes.

So easy to see but so easy to overlook. Thanks, Scott & Liam!

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