Hooded Merganser preferred habitat for breeding is swamps & wooded ponds of the northern half of the United States to southern Canada. They prefer to nest in tree cavities near water but will use Wood Duck nesting boxes if available & unoccupied.
Lesser Scaup Ducks The Lesser scaup(Aythya affinis) is a small North American diving duck that migrates south as far as Central America in winter. It is colloquially known as the little bluebill or broadbill because of its distinctive blue bill.
A feisty duck has chosen a pretty unusual best friend - a loving golden retriever. Proud duck owner Pam Ishiguro has a flock of seven ducks but her four-year-old Pekin duck Rudy and golden retriever Barclay have formed the strongest bond.