Hooded Merganser Drake, Hiatt Hidden Lakes Nature Preserve

Seven Drakes and One Hen


Hooded Mergansers are uncommon to rare in Alaska, especially in Interior Alaska. They might be North America’s most spectacular duck, although both the Wood Duck and Harlequin Duck can make pretty good claims to that title, too. WC was lucky enough to find a pond with 20-25 Hoodies in suburban¬†Boise on Saturday. Maybe “spectacular” in…