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Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

Here is a group of Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus), a common species to spot on an unfrozen pond or lake near you right now. Chautauqua Lake is certainly a good place to find them – at least during this time of the year while it is not a solid block of ice. More of our waterfowl species are moving into the region as we have had an active and varied weather pattern. Have you had any surprises?

Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) male females swimming pond-0077