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"Common Merganser"
Common Merganser:    The name "merganser" is believed to have originated with the Swiss naturalist, Konrad Gesner in the middle 1500s, and is a combination of the Latin words mergus, meaning "diver", and anser meaning "goose". The Common Merganser has also been called a "Gooseander".

 
Eagle Creek, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, female (front) and male (rear). Image taken May, 2010. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, male. Image taken May, 2010. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, male. Image taken May, 2010. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, female. Image taken May, 2010. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm.


... family of ten ...

Image, 2009, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, female, with youngsters, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Image taken May 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.
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Common Merganser, female, with youngsters, Eagle Creek, Oregon. There was a family of 10 little ones. Image taken May 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.
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Common Merganser, female, with youngsters, Eagle Creek, Oregon. There was a family of 10 little ones. Image taken May 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.
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"Camouflage" ... Five Common Merganser babies feeding, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Image taken May 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.


Drano Lake, Washington ...

Image, 2013, Drano Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, male, Drano Lake, Washington. Overcast and windy, but dry spring day. Image taken March 24, 2013. Canon Superzoom SX50HS.


Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm lens.
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Common Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm lens.
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Common Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm lens.


... 2008 ...

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Common Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm lens.
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Common Merganser, females, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm lens.
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Common Merganser, females, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm lens.


Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Merganser, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Merganser, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Merganser, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge Common Merganser, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 6, 2009.

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Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Common Merganser, female (left) and male (right), Sauvie Island, Oregon. Gray and overcast with occasional sun. Image taken February 15, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon ...

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Common Merganser, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Sunny, chilly, beautiful day. Image taken February 2, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Lacamas Lake, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Lacamas Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Liftoff" ... Common Merganser, female, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken October 29, 2009. Canon S5 "Superzoom".


Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Common Merganser, male (left) and female (right), Lewis River at Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and warm. Image taken May 2, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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