I don’t really like this photo but as I said yesterday I am running short these days. This is a female merganser duck. The image was taken in July 2005 while rafting in the Snake River along the Tetons. The females have the reddish brown head and the males have a dark green head. These birds are fish eaters and have a serrated bill to help them catch there dinner. I have never seen any around here but they were plentiful in the west and north.