Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Female. These photos were shot by my wife, Olivia, in a mangrove canal in Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Pair of Hooded Mergansers.
This park is also home to the Peace River Wildlife Center, a rescue and rehab facility for birds and animals. They do a wonderful job.
A small group of Hooded Mergansers. They are regular winter visitors here on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
This group of hunters has done more for waterfowl than anyone.