Common Merganser

A first winter male Common Merganser

January 27th, 2014|

Yesterday morning I spotted a lone Common Merganser at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area nearly hidden in some phragmites and when we came around the corner the bird seemed to have disappeared but after a bit it came out from its hiding spot and gave us quite a show.

Male Common Merganser in nonbreeding plumage

November 27th, 2012|

Last week I saw quite a few Common Mergansers at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge but I wasn't able to get close enough to them to get any quality images but they reminded me of images I had been able to take of Common Mergansers several years ago at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area.

Things are getting Ducky in Utah!

October 1st, 2011|

Another wonderful change that I have been seeing is that a variety of duck species have been arriving at the Great Salt Lake

Common and Red-breasted Mergansers

March 20th, 2011|

Mergansers are considered "diving ducks" and one of the things the three species of mergansers found in North America all have in common are their serrated bills.