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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Merganser Drake?

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Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2014
7:41 AM

Post #9798296

Some time back, I posted photos of a Merganser Drake and last time I went down to the creek I saw these two swimming among the other birds on the lake. I was sure they were Mergansers until I got home and looked more closely at the photos. What do I have here?

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Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2014
9:04 AM

Post #9798367

My guess is Common Goldeneye, all male in these photos.
We have some all winter in the Arkansas through Pueblo, they are migrating north to Canada now.


Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2014
9:25 AM

Post #9798379

Well that sounds about right. I'd heard that Mergansers were kind of shy and didn't usually spend time out in the open like that, so I thought I'd better check. Thank you so much!


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2014
4:13 PM

Post #9798613

Yep, Goldeneye


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