FOY Hooded Merganser

Top Photo: One of four mergansers that arrived on October 31, 2013 in our wetlands. The photo above was of the earliest hooded merganser arrivals I have on record here at the museum. This year’s first-of-the-year (FOY) hooded merganser arrived November 3, and as is often the case with a lone first arrival, he stayed close to the water’s edge and under the brush on the far side of the wetlands. More should be arriving soon.Read more