The Couple

December 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

The CoupleThe Couple

 

As part of this year's annual migration a higher than normal number of merganser ducks joined the other breeds visiting our lake.

As you can see, there is a very notable difference between the male and the female.  One of the most apparent differences is in their plumage.  The male typically exhibits more striking colors featuring bold patterns of black and white primarily on their heads and bodies.  The female has more muted tones of gray and brown which provide her with better camouflage while nesting.

 


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