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Hooded Mergansers, and Loons back on Mississippi River

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting received April 18, 2018

“Today, we spotted a Loon (our very first one!) on the Mississippi River, near the Iron Mine Road bridge. We also spotted a pair of Hooded Mergansers.”

~Lise Balthazar, Sheridan Rapids

Male Hooded Merganser

Male and female Hooded Mergansers, Mississippi River, April 18, 2018. photos N. Capitanio

A loon was also seen:

Common loon. photos N. Capitanio