Date: 10/30/20 5:20 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mystery dead bird
Hi James,

It's a female Hooded Merganser. Good job noticing the serrated bill. The
pale brown bushy crest is another clincher.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 6:14 AM James Connell <questar62...> wrote:

> I hate to post this but a neighbor alerted me to a dead bird on our
> street.
>
> I'm stumped, 1st guess was a white winged scoter till I looked them up and
> they have a much different bill.
> This one is narrow, pointed and has the "teeth" on the bill pointing
> toward a fish eater.
> Belly was pure white but had been sort of excavated.
> The bird was about 15" long
>
> [image: DSCN2646.JPG]
> I'm 2 miles from Cherry Creek Res, although there are streams in the area.
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