Monday, December 12, 2022

Hooded Merganser

The mergansers have become some of my favorite birds. I was at Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville on Saturday and took lots of photos of a male and female hooded merganser. I got some photos of the male's head in different shapes. The female looks completely different than the male. She is a cross between Phyllis Diller and Marg Simpson. 

Here are some photos:

Note that the white hood is much lower than in the first photo and the eye dominates the head in a way that it does not in the first phot. 

The hood is even more dominating in this photo. 

Looking at the head from the behind, the white hood dominates the head. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a bizarre bird. It's not really attractive in the traditional sense, but it definitely attracts the gaze for its weirdness.