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Goosander (Where are all the males?)

Observed: 29th September 2012 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Birds
Goosander (Where are all the males?)
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Since goosanders returned to this location a couple of weeks ago, I have seen only females. Can anyone think why that is?

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Eclipse plumage

Are you sure they are all female's, at this time of the year male's are in eclipse plumage and look very similar to the female's, they have the same colour head the only real difference is a large white wing patch on the male’s.

Ferret's picture

Eclipse plumage

Are you sure they are all female's, at this time of the year male's are in eclipse plumage and look very similar to the female's, they have the same colour head the only real difference is a large white wing patch on the male’s.