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Robert Nelson

Red-breasted Merganser?

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Wait for confirmation but the bill looks too short for a Red-Breasted to me.  Female Hooded; sorry.

Hoodeds haven't shown up here yet.  They're one of my favorite migrants.  

EDIT: eBird does show Red-Breasteds sighted near Norfolk Lake and Heber Springs earlier this month, so maybe?  Definitely wait for other opinions

Edited by Charlie Spencer

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Any brown merganser with yellow on the bill = Hooded (female or immature male).

Your bird is an adult female, due to the light brown contrasty crest.

Edited by akandula
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