I hunted a small duck club in eastern North Carolina today. The forecast said 20 knot winds and overcast. It doesn't get better than that for a waterfowler. Unfortunately, the wind didn't fill in until we were out of time on the impoundments. (The fellas that run the place keep a tight schedule of when certain areas can be hunted. Usually, you have to be off the water by 9:30. (Yes, the hunting is that good, that you should have your limit by then.))
So, during the down time I was fortunate to listen to a true good 'ol boy rattle off all the nicknames he could think of for hooded mergansers. Below is a sampling. Do you have any to add?
3. Hood Rat
8. Merg Turd