Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine Common Merganser

...missing its mate

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2017 15:15 by Sean Sime
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
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- Comments: "Continuing drake on Prospect Lake. Long, elegant looking merganser, clean white on sides and chest with green head and dark back. Long, bright reddish orange, cerated bill. Swimming extremely low in the water, more like a wet cormorant than a duck."