Our favorite performers were female and male Red-breasted Mergansers.
These ducks are amazing. We timed the pair of diving ducks when they dived, and they could stay underwater for 35 seconds and more a time in the bone-chilling Hackensack.
At left, the female takes the plunge.
Also on view were several Northern Pintails and Hooded Mergansers.
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