Cape Cod Birding, Cape Cod Blog, Cape Cod Photography Gorgeous Hooded Merganser At Great Pond On Cape Cod. March 24, 2023 Mel 2 Comments Post Views: 310 I love the Hooded Merganser with its black head, large white patch and bright yellow eyes. It always seems like such a treat to see them in the winter. This guy was swimming around in Great Pond. Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?
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Some daring duckling details:
” Hooded Merganser ducklings leave their nest cavity within 24 hours of hatching. First, their mother checks the area around the nest and calls to the nestlings from ground level. From inside the nest, the little fluffballs scramble up to the entrance hole and then flutter to the ground, which may be 50 feet or more below them. In some cases they have to walk half a mile or more with their mother to the nearest body of water.”
I love it! Thank you for the very interesting facts!