Date: 11/6/19 6:35 am From: 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] FOS Hooded Merganzers
Yes, Hoodies are back: I came across a dozen (10 males and two females) in the Crabbs Branch pond in Rockville a week ago (10/30). This pond regularly has Hooded Mergansers throughout the winter when it's not frozen.
I also saw 6 Common Mergansers (all hens) on the Potomac River above Swain's Lock in Montgomery County just 2 days ago. Of course, this is a species that breeds in small numbers along the river.
D. H. Michael Bowen
8609 Ewing Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20817Phone/fax: (301) 530-5764
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:33:54 AM EST, 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
Four HOME yesterday evening on the small stormwater pond at Marriott HQ in N Bethesda. Acting as if it were spring, 3 males dipping, raising their hoods, showing off for the one female. Fun to watch.