The Hooded Merganser is one of three species of merganser that occur in our region. Unlike the Common and Red - breasted Merganser which mainly eat fish, the Hooded Merganser eats small fish, aquatic insects, crayfish, amphibians, vegetation, and .
The bufflehead is a diving duck whose preferred diet is aquatic insects, crustaceans and mollusks. Three Mile Bay has lots of all three, providing an ... Note the yellow tip on the bill of the female common goldeneye, a useful field mark. Goldeneyes.
Each bird family has evolved so that the beak functions well for each particular diet. But think about it ... In fact, a nickname for the red-breasted merganser is a sawbill. Raptors such as hawks, eagles, falcons and owls have hooked beaks that are.
Interestingly, two bird watchers from the city spotted two rare vagrant birds-- Red Breasted Merganser and Common Shelduck, which are seen here once in 10 to 15 years, this week. City-based environmental NGOs are arranging for a number of bird watching .
Gail Loughridge and Jim Bodkin were the runners-up with two Red - breasted Mergansers near Kin Beach. Other interesting sightings: 11 Wild Turkeys on the Commonage, 6 Golden Eagles, 1 Peregrine Falcon at the Coldstream ranch, 4 Virginia Rails, 6 Great .
Do you have any tips or tricks for managing ... they’re fed a buffet diet of different grasses and bugs, so they tend to grow very healthy. What’s the taste like? Which do you like better? The Bourbon Red is probably a more preferable bird in its.
Kendall Area, FL, tied the 10 Yellow-throated Vireos reported by Coot Bay-Everglades N.P., FL, during the 57 th . .... Merganser 16,061 (OH, Gypsum), Red - breasted Merganser 43,161 (OH, Lake Erie Islands), Ruddy Duck 16,000 (FL, Zellwood-Mount Dora.
In the spring, the wetlands are filled with nesting red-winged blackbirds, grackles and cowbirds. Spring is also a good time to see ducks. There's usually a family or two of mallards, hooded mergansers, red - breasted mergansers and on occasion, wood ducks.
The common merganser can measure up to 65 centimetres in length and weigh in as the largest at 1.5 kilograms. The red - breasted merganser is next in size, up to 60 centimetres long and weighing up to 1 kilogram. The hooded merganser is the smallest of .
Surf scoters have white feathers that make them look like the white tips of waves. Looking for ducks on seawater ... nine mallards, one red-breasted merganser, two kinds of gulls, 20 Canada geese, and a raft of maybe 900 scaups. We moved around the point.
That same year, Guyette's auction house sold a Lothrop Holmes red breasted merganser hen decoy for $856,000. Guyette said the Safford goose, described in the auction catalog as his "undisputed masterpiece and one of the greatest of all American decoys .
While decoying dabblers do not command heavy firepower, the divers—and mergansers , in particular—require stouter rounds. These ducks are often shot ... Not glamor species, red - breasted and hooded mergansers are catnip on otherwise duck-less days.