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Hooded Merganser

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by James Parrish, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    Here is a pic of a recent mount I did for myself. I shot this bird back in January.

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  2. ed

    ed Guest

    Nice looking mount.
     

  3. daniel

    daniel Guest

    yep nice looking bird :) ive just been given a pair of long tailed duck,s i think they are called old squaw,s in america
     
  4. c bowen

    c bowen New Member

    Real nice bird!!
     
  5. jp

    jp Guest

    Nice looking stone also!! Really an eye-catcher!!!! ;)
     
  6. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    Thanks for all the compliments. The rock is a McKenzie rock #R3G.
     
  7. Very nice bird! :)
     
  8. Rick RR GBirds

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

    It's good in the Hood...No pun intended...Like LOTS!
     
  9. Nice job!!!!

    Rich
     
  10. awsome looking bird. Did you skin around the bill, or make a neck incision?
    Very nice mount!
     
  11. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    Mergansers are one a the few birds that can be completely inverted. What I did was cut the skin away from the bill in the normal fashion for an artificial head. Then, I skinned the bird and inverted the head to remove it. When I put the bird together, I glued the head on the neck wire and let it set. Then, I ran the artificial head up through the neck when mounting.
     
  12. Bobbym1232

    Bobbym1232 New Member

    That is a beautiful bird and mount. My first duck mount was a HD Merganser, but it didn't turn out too good. Can wait to get another one to mount for myself. That bird has an extra large hood compared to the ones I have seen. Good Job.
     
  13. StermansWildlife

    StermansWildlife New Member

    Wow.. Very nice Job James!!

    How long did it take you to mount this bird from start to finish?

    Charla
     
  14. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    I work in batches, so its hard to say. I would estimate 3 hrs. total time with my hands on the bird.
     
  15. markwolf

    markwolf New Member

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    James, Do you shoot alot of the merganzers. Hard to find in Minnesota. Would you be willing to gift one if you shoot some this year.Thanks Mark Binnebose
     
  16. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    We have alot of them here during the early season. They are hard to get around here in full plumage. Send me a PM and if I get an extra, I'll let you know.
     
  17. It is now on my computer ! nice work ! I always liked them.
    Buck...