Hooded Merganser’s on the Beaver Pond

On the tail of writing about beavers, I spotted a most unusual couple on the beaver pond today.

 

I first thought they were bufflehead.

Once loaded on my computer, I discovered that it was a hooded merganser pair. The male and female are so vastly different that they don’t look like they belong together. She looks like she’s having a bad hair day and he looks just a little too dapper.

Since they reportedly don’t winter in Maine, I’ll take their arrival as another sign of spring – despite the forecast for more snow!

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