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Old 11-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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looks like a red breasted merganzer
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:25 PM
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i am 200% possitive its a hen hooded merg
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:47 PM
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hen merganser
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:38 PM
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My first thought was merganser too. But after looking at a few pictures of them I never really found anything that looked similar. Maybe this is a young female, and thats why it didn't look like any of the pictures I found? If it is a hen hooded merganser, the one I shot that we never recovered was probably a male. And from the looks of it, that'd be a hell of a bird to lose. :/
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:38 PM
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male hoods are really pretty but yes im pretty sure that looks like a hen merganser...
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:38 PM
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It defiinitely looks like a hen merganser. If you said it was small, i could be a hen hooded merganser cuz they are the smallest of all the mergansers. Mergansers can get pretty dang big.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:49 AM
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If it tastes like mud... you've got a merg. Enjoy.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:20 PM
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Hen Hooded Merganzer =

Soak the breasts in the orange juice over night - really not bad table fare.

And the drake is really one or the handsomeness ducks out there.



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Old 11-16-2009, 04:20 PM
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mabee a gadwell or a grey duck of maybey even a wring bill that the color on the bill didnt come all the way in
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:09 AM
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Merganser !!! no question. I've shot lots over the years. They make great training birds for my dog.
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