Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Juvenile Hooded Mergansers at Bothell South Pond Date: Jul 26 14:22:02 2017 From: Jeremy Schwartz - jschwartz1124 at gmail.com
First off, sorry for the double send! I sent my first message too early.
I noticed something a bit unusual sitting among the mallards and gadwall on the shore of the South Pond in Bothell this morning: what look to be four juvenile hooded mergansers.
Adult hooded mergansers frequent the pond, but usually earlier in the year. I've not seen any for months, so I can't quite imagine how these four young ones showed up here.
I know HOMEs live here year round, but the lack of adults recently is really what made the appearance of these young ones stand out. I added an average quality photo to my eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38330242
Keep watching the skies.
Jeremy Schwartz Lake Forest Park jschwartz1124 at gmail dot com