In addition to lighthouses, I have taken many photos of birds at home and on my travels. Thought I would share them as I have my lighthouse pictures. Hope you enjoy. Cheers, Neal
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Common Merganser (Scientific name - Mergus merganser) is the largest of the mergansers found in North America. It is a diving duck that feeds mostly on small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. They are found throughout North America, with a summer range as far as the Yukon and Alaska and in winter as far south as Mexico. The male has a dark green head with a reddish orange bill; he has a white breast and undersides and a dark back with a grey tail. The female has a grey body with a red crested head and white chest. Photos were taken in Abbotsford, B.C. in January 2014.