The Common Merganser Isn’t so Common For me…

The Common Merganser Isn’t so Common For me…

The Common Merganser is a beautiful bird, with vibrant black, white and red colors!  It is one duck that I hardly ever see.

They can be found throughout all of the US except for Florida (not sure why they don’t like Florida)… but I never seem to be able to find them. Since I’ve been “really” birding, say the past 9 years, I’ve only seen them twice!

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Their population is stable in the US, but growing in Europe. In the UK, they call them “Goosander.” Also in Europe, some have started nesting in the artificial nesting sites that have been provided for them along the city waterways, but for some reason they have not done that in the US yet…

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