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I went birdwatching on Christmas Eve, and found a small group of hooded mergansers.  Two of the males were vying for the attention of one of the females.  They made a noise like a frog and used their plumage to effect.  They seemed beautiful and ridiculous at the same time.  The female was impressed though, and eventually went over and swatted her chosen one repeatedly on the side with her head. It was a neat thing to see.

amazing pics!

These are my favorite birds (I have a few favorites) ! I want to see them in person so badly! I saw two females two weeks ago, but have yet to see males. I lovingly refer to them as the Bride of Frankenstein Duck, but they’re actually called Hooded Mergansers.

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Beautiful and ridiculous: pretty well sums it up.

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