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mergansers discovered by Tclenche (#7831)

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Sighting Info

Observed: February 1, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
Posted on: February 4, 2016 @ 9:57 PM (diff: 3 days)
Comments:
not sure which variety, but I spotted a flock of these birds near the shore. they then flew out to the Petley Rock area. they did not appear to be feeding when i observed them. There were 10+ birds in this flock of both genders.

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By sam on 2/4/2016 10:45:57 PM

good sighting, Tom. I think they are Red-breasted Mergansers. I make that assumption because the white wing patch is isolated and only on the trailing edge on the males , but the white patch is the width of the wing of the Common Mergansers and extends to the white body of the male. that is my amature take!!!

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