Red-breasted Merganser – Quinn’s Pond, ID

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Photography1 Comment

A few days ago, Boise-birder Tom McCabe reported a female Red-breasted Merganser at Quinn’s Pond here in Boise. Anna and I were nearby getting internet at a McDonald’s, so we drove over to the pond to add this species to our state list. Red-breasted Mergansers are not that uncommon during migration in Idaho, but they are still my favorite merganser, and probably one of my favorite ducks, so I was very happy to be able to stop back by Quinn’s Pond this afternoon and get some up-close shots of this wonderful bird!

Red-breasted Merganser - female (photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Red-breasted Merganser - female (photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Red-breasted Merganser - female (photo by Alex Lamoreaux)