Photo of the Week: Common Merganser

Long white-bodied, black backed duck with bright red bill swims alone in the open water.

One of my favorite birds to see in winter in southeast Michigan, the Common Merganser swims low on the water as it dives to hunt for fish in winter.

The male Common Mergansers long white body with black back, deep green iridescent head, and bright orange-red slender bill stand out in the open water when compared with other ducks that sit higher in the water. Continue reading Photo of the Week: Common Merganser