A Pair of ?

A Pair of ?

I noticed these two having a snack on the Cache La Poudre River on my way home. I didn’t have my camera ready, and getting this shot was a pure point & shoot luck. I can’t seem to find these birds in my usual field guides, and I’m not even sure if they’re grebes, or maybe loons? A Horned Grebe was the closest I found. Anyone else know? If you need a bigger view, click the picture to get to Flickr, and click “All Sizes” there.

2 responses to “A Pair of ?”

  1. It’s a Common Merganser. I was pretty sure but I looked it up to be certain. Doesn’t look very “common”, does it? The femail hs a red-brown head with feathers shooting backward. The male’s head is smooth and black or dark greenish black.

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