Mergansers in flight

A small group of hooded mergansers takes off Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, from the waters of Lambert Cove in Stonington.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A small group of hooded mergansers takes off Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, from the waters of Lambert Cove in Stonington. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Stonington — A small group of hooded Mergansers take flight Monday from the waters of Lambert Cove.  

Hooded mergansers are the second smallest species of merganser, with only the smew of Europe and Asia being smaller, and it also is the only merganser whose native habitat is restricted to North America.

A small group of hooded mergansers flies low Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, after taking off from the waters of Lambert Cove in Stonington.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A small group of hooded mergansers flies low Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, after taking off from the waters of Lambert Cove in Stonington. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A small group of hooded mergansers flies low Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, after taking off from the waters of Lambert Cove in Stonington.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A small group of hooded mergansers flies low Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, after taking off from the waters of Lambert Cove in Stonington. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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