Hooded Merganser

Hooded Mergansers in Melbourne

January 29, 2017 -  Alas, we found the pond and there was no Common Goldeneye - but there were plenty of Hooded Mergansers to entertain us for a little while.... Hooded Mergansers are one of my favorite winter visitors.... Read more

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Show-Offs

January 10, 2015 - The Common Goldeneye that I got to see over Christmas break was hanging out in a pond with a bunch of Hooded Mergansers.... The Hooded Mergansers that come to my retention pond are much closer, but they don't seem to romp as much as this flock was doing.... Read more

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9 Seconds, 9 Hoodies!

December 21, 2013 - Yesterday afternoon I went down to our local retention pond where a flock of Hooded Mergansers can often be found diving.... I stayed for about half an hour, hoping that the Hooded Mergansers would come back.... Read more

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Look Who’s Back! Hooded Mergansers!

December 1, 2013 - We drove by our local retention pond over Thanksgiving break and found that our flock of Hooded Mergansers is back!... The Hooded Mergansers are challenging to photograph.... Read more

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Hoodie New Year!

January 1, 2012 - Dyeyo and I wrapped up a trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge yesterday with a walk down to our neighborhood pond, where a small flock of Hooded Mergansers have taken up residence in the past few weeks.... Read more

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December 23, 2011 - Today I noticed a small flock of Hooded Mergansers in the pond by the back entrance to our subdivision.... Read more

Another Hoodie in our ‘Hood

February 10, 2011 - I was happy to see a single male Hooded Merganser at the retention pond by the back Stoneybrook West entrance a few days ago.... Read more

Hoodies at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

January 29, 2011 - I think we're supposed to get more rain next week, which will be a really good thing for the reserve and birds (and for the photographers...) Somebody whispered to us that there were Hooded Mergansers on the southern portion of Heron Hideout.... Hooded Mergansers The Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks certainly put…... Read more

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Diving Hoodies at Viera Wetlands

December 28, 2010 - Dyeyo and I drove over to Viera Wetlands in search of the Ross's Goose that has been reported there on the BirdBrainz list serve.   We didn't see the goose, but we did see a group of happy, diving Hooded Mergansers.  It was the first time either of us had seen…... Read more

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A New Place to Explore: Viera Wetlands

November 26, 2010 - I saw my first-ever Hooded Merganser and Common Snipe, which were both cool.... We lucked out -- one of the first birds we saw was the Hooded Merganser.... Hooded Merganser Viera Wetlands was covered in coots and moorhens.... Read more