exact rendition of Sam Nottleman’s Original duck carving, the Loon Lakes Courting Hooded Merganser is a masterpiece in realist detail. You will be
impressed by the intricate detail of this rendition right down to A remarkable duplication of realistic feathering and natural painting, This carve style duck decoy will impress
Quite possibly the most colorful of all North American waterfowl, the Hooded Merganser drake has a white undersides and breast with two black bars along each side of the breast and a black back, neck, and head. The tail area is are red-brown. The birds name is derived from the distinct crest or hood which when raised, features a large white patch; and from the eye extending backwards a white stripe when lowered. This ducks eyes are a bright yellow.
Even more visible in flight, the wings have white shoulder patches over dark background. The hen, like all waterfowl, are dull and not nearly as colorful. Hens have upper breast and flanks of gray and a crest of bushy brown. The wings white
markings somewhat resemble the drakes. All of these amazing colors have been captured and displayed in the Loon Lakes Courting Hooded Merganser.
TNesting in the Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes region or eastern Canada,
these colorful birds frequent deeper waters such as beaver ponds, small forest
pools, swamps, millponds or coastal bays.