Red-breasted Mergansers f.
Winter Bird Festival 2010 Bay Birding Cruise on Morro Bay
A large diving duck with a long thin bill, the Red-breasted Merganser is found in large lakes, rivers and the ocean. It prefers salt water more than the other two species of merganser. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-breasted_Merganser/id
# Large, thin diving duck.
# Long, thin, orange to red-orange bill.
# Shaggy crest on back of head.
# White patches in wing visible in flight.