now completley groom the bird. and adjust into desired position. important points to pay attention to on a hooded merganser when grooming and posing are, the head, the bars on shoulders, the brown side pockets, and the boldly marked black and white feathers on the wings. at this point, I superglue the feet to the base as well. to do this, simply apply a thin bead of superglue to the bottom front edge of the webs, and press into place.