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Those babies can't fly yet, and Red-breasted don't appear to nest anywhere in the state, let alone inland. So if they're Red-breasted, this is a very unusual situation. I lightened the one shot, and I can't see enough to say for sure. But I think we have to consider Hooded here as well - they're the most likely breeding merganser, and what I can tell the plumage favors them.

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I'm leading towards Hooded, personally. The very last photo in the album gives us a decent look at the adult, and it looks best for female Hooded, IMO. It's hard to explain, but it just seems to fit Hooded well in terms of shape/structure to my eye.

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