Hooded Merganser Drake, with his hood mostly raised

What Do You Mean by Hoodie?


When WC talks about “Hoodies,” he means Hooded Mergansers, the smallest but most spectacular of North America’s mergansers, a family of diving ducks. Did WC mention the hood? It’s usually carried like, this, lowered, as it were. But if he wants to impress a lady, or intimidate a rival, he can raise that hood, to…