mysterious shorbird (to me)

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I would love to know this shorebird's name. I've searched and searched, with no luck. Please post it's name here and/or phone/email Jessica Sachs x8880. My email is first and last name run together at gmail. thanks! 

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Common Merganser?

I'm no birder, but that looks like a female Common Merganser to my eye. A bit weird to see it sitting on shore like that, but we do see them in the bay here quite often.

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Yes! That's exactly what it

Yes! That's exactly what it is, Joseph! Thanks. This also reminds me that sometimes books really are better than the Internet. There it is in my Western Birds. Thanks again.