MEHRHOF POND: Ruddy Duck Armada



Where's Waldo (the Hooded Merganser)? (Click "Continue reading…" below for the answer.

   The above shot was taken at Mehrhof Pond in Little Ferry late last week. In addition to seeing hundreds upon hundreds of IMG_8264 Ruddy Ducks, a quick glance around this huge pond brought several Northern Pintails, Common Mergansers, Green-winged Teal, that hidden-away Hoodie, and a Great Blue Heron.
   Most views were distant: Bring a spotting scope if you go.

IMG_8257 Answer: The male Hooded Merganser is in the lower left-hand corner. If you see more drakes, take the credit!

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