Thursday, December 15, 2016
HOODED MERGANSERS, POND IN CARILLON PLACE MALL, NAPLES, FL
The Hooded Merganser in the first photo is a breeding male and in the second photo a female. We can ID the duck in the first photo as a breeding male Hooded Merganser by its black head with large crest and white spot; black upperparts; chestnut sides; yellow eyes and two black spurs. The female Hooded Merganswer in the second photo can be identified by its rufous crest and brown eyes.
The pond at Carillon Place Mall in Naples is located behind the stores. The mall is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Pine Ridge Rd. and Airport Pulling Rd.
The Hooded Merganser is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 509.