Posted by Edwin Bowe on August 11, 2021 at 12:27 pm
Location: LeHardy Rapids, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
This female Common Merganser was swimming in the fast-flowing water of the Yellowstone River in the area known as LeHardy Rapids. The area is a good spot for seeing Harlequin Ducks. The smaller amount of white on the chest and white spot below the bill help distinguish female Common Mergansers from female (and non-breeding male) Red-breasted Mergansers.