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Which Merganser? plus a Merlin?

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Sighted 9/22/21 in southern Maine on a small freshwater lake.  I believe they are female and immature Hooded Mergansers (lower mandible is yellowish on female, body mostly brownish on both), but could they possibly be female and immature Red-breasteds?  The bills seem to me too dark and thick for RB's.  Sorry the pictures are not ideal--the birds were a bit far away for my lens, the day was overcast, and the birds were pretty backlit.   Is the last picture a female Merlin (sighted hunting at same lake)?  Thanks for any help!





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25 minutes ago, photog46 said:

(sometimes I see if I can identify the bird in someone's post and then check my answer against the knowledgeable people who respond).


18 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

That's how I learned so much in such a small amount of time.  The folks on this forum are so helpful.

I used to do that too. 

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