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Cambridge, MA, USA
Hooded Mergansers fall into that category of duck where the males get all the love, but the female “hoodies” have quite an awesome head crest themselves. I took this photo on a cold, windy New England winter day birding the local reservoir about a mile from my house, and the choppy waters made for some fun light splashing on these Mergansers!
Category 6: Fantastic Females
Female Hooded Merganser displays her hood
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