Bird Weekly – Birds with White Feathers

This week’s topic is birds that have white feathers. Here are my 2 picks for this week:

The first one is a male hooded merganser. We typically see these birds in January or February in our neighborhood lakes. They stay briefly then move on – not sure where. According to The Cornell Lab – we should see them year round on the coast of Virginia – but I’ve never seen one in the warmer weather. They seem shy not coming to close to the shore. This one seems to be admiring a branch in the water.

The second one is some sort of mallard hybrid. We have some white ducks, mallards and geese year round. I’m guessing this one is a mallard/white duck mix – perhaps male since the head is green. He/she is very happy to swim with both the white ducks and mallards.

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15 thoughts on “Bird Weekly – Birds with White Feathers

  1. Nora, we see some ducks like the bottom one at our little lake. I don’t know enough to figure out what they are, but they are fascinating! They have that little tuff of feathers on top!
    Both cute photos 😊

  2. I love the Hooded Mergansers. I have some really awesome pics from January but I forgot about them until you posted that picture. I will use them in an upcoming post. They really are impressive! You hybrid has certainly come from a mixed family. So many domestics are doing that these days. It is in the “in thing”. They would be called Muggles in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. LOL! πŸ™‚

  3. Nora, these are great photos. I particularly love the first one. It looks like he is so curious about what’s in the water with him. πŸ™‚

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