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Collins FDC Catalog

97-01

97-01 / NY13

New York 1997

Hooded Merganser by R. Easton


Fred's Anecdotal Note


1997 New York


A mother Hooded Merganser duck watches attentively over her brood of three ducklings. Their youthful plumage is not the usual downy yellow but rather a distinctive brown, gray, and white. A unique reddish brown crest makes the female of this species clearly identifiable. The habitat for this active family is a New York State beaver pond, and two of the

industrious creatures work on a lodge nearby. The hand-painted cachet continues my Milford Wildlife Series. Only 150 covers were produced for this $5.50 issue, and the postmark is from Warwick, New Yoik.

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