Hooded Merganser [Lophodytes cucullatus] ~ 2017 #26

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Delta, BC ~ February 2017

I find the Hooded Merganser to be somewhat elusive. They generally spot me before I spot them and work hard at putting distance between us. I did spot this lone Hooded Merganser while at Reifel, and he did endure a few poses before he fled.

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Delta, BC ~ February 2017

This picture below could be a female, except for the yellow eyes and darker bill, which leads me to believe that it’s actually a juvenile male.

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Hooded Merganser ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ Oct 2015

If you’d like to see pictures from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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