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"Red-breasted Merganser"
Red-breasted 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".

 
January ... Columbia River at Washougal, Washington ...

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Red-breasted Merganser, male, Columbia River at Washougal, Washougal, Washington. Washougal Waterfront Park. Image taken January 24, 2017. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


January ... Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington ...

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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. On Steamboat Slough. Image taken January 26, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


November ... Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Overcast and gray, odd sunbreak now and then. Image taken November 4, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


... 2009 ...

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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... Common Merganser and Red-breasted Merganser ...

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Common Merganser, female, with Red-breasted Merganser, female, behind, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Common Merganser, female, with Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Common Merganser, female, with Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Constant drizzle. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


November ... Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon ...

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Red-breasted Mergansers, females, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon. Weather overcast, windy, cold, with an occasional sun break, ocasional rain sprinkle. Image taken November 7, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.


November ... Columbia River at Broughton Beach, Oregon ...

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Red-breasted Merganser, Broughton Beach, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon. Sunny and cold, temperature in the high 30s. Image taken November 20, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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