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Goosander (Mergus merganser)

This 1st winter female Goosander spent a couple of weeks on Widewater Lagoon, West Sussex in November 2013. A very confiding bird, it was also very active and great fun to watch. It spent all day catching sticklebacks.
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Goosander Goosander Mergus preening first winter female Goosander
Goosander Mergus merganser Goosander with stickleback female Goosander Mergus merganser