This is the first time I have seen goosanders here and there were around 6 of them.
These 3 are males - were the others females. I must admit most times I see groups of them there are always more females than males.
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They are very smart birds and always great to see, even if they rarely allow you to get very close.
Bobs_Still_Retired said:I must admit most times I see groups of them there are always more females than males.
Same here. I tend to assume many of the females are in fact juveniles or eclipsed males as sometimes the ratio is very high. This year seems to be bucking the trend a bit for me though and the biggest flock I've seen so far was predominantly male.
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Nigel O said:Same here. I tend to assume many of the females are in fact juveniles or eclipsed males as sometimes the ratio is very high.
I sometimes wonder if they are Mormons . As with most ducks, you never see the males around looking after the kids.
Male Goosanders sre a very smart looking bird,we get them breeding along our local river although we have not seen one yet this year
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