Common Merganser Females

Yesterday, I featured some male Common Mergansers … today’s post features some females. Although called Common Mergansers, I often call them “Bad Hair Day Ducks”, from their obvious crests. Here are a few images I captured during slow times on my “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop in January:

Common Merganser female

Common Merganser female

Common Merganser female

Common Merganser female

And to show the distinct differences between the males and females, here is an image of 2 males and a single female as they flew close by:

Common Mergansers

At times, when spooked by an approaching eagle or a large pelican, the mergansers would conduct a “mass exodus”:

Common Mergansers

Coming up … some more American White Pelican and Bald Eagle images!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/1600 sec. to 1/2000 sec.

 

 

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