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Hooded Merganser - Nuptial Display

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Chesapeakie, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Neat little sawbill :D












  2. txoutdoors

    txoutdoors Active Member

    Marking. Nice photos...never notice the neck swell before but he clearly has it puffed out when he is displaying. Thanks!

  3. Awesome!
  4. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Nice pics, thanks for sharing!
  5. Thanks for the photos they are great.
  6. mcrib1981

    mcrib1981 New Member

    i've never seen shots like these before... great work
  7. Todd B

    Todd B Active Member

    Very nice pics,thanks for sharing them.

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  8. KansasBuck

    KansasBuck New Member

    thanks for the reference pics.
  9. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Next to a male woody these ducks are just as beautiful.
  10. 2wbdft

    2wbdft Member

    lordy... what a BEAUTIE!

    thanks for posting the pics.
  11. Triple BB

    Triple BB New Member

    Great pic's. The funny thing is, if someone mounted a mergy in anyone of about of those photo poses, half the taxi's on here would rip the guy about something being out of place, not the right cant, blah, blah, blah. Kinda of funny if you ask me...
  12. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    While checking traps today I had two males fly over me and land in the pond.
  13. Rick RR GBirds

    Rick RR GBirds Let's go kill some birds...I'm psyched!

    Thanks for sharing Oz...Nice reference!
  14. Great picture.. and BB is absolutly correct. If anyone mounted a bird like that people would have all kinds of negitive comments.. good point BB..but very true
  15. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I would like to think that most bird judges would be very familiar with the various displays that hooded mergansers do. (And other ducks as well.)
    There are pictures of it all over the internet, and You Tube even has some videos that are well worth watching.

    It would not be an easy pose to pull off correctly, but it could be done, and I think it would make a very impressive mount.
    They know they have it, and they aren't ashamed to flaunt it!
  16. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

    I saw some pictures of a hoodie that Shane Smith done like this and looked good
  17. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Awesome reference,Thank you