Babies, babies, everywhere!

Mallard & ducklings

Mallard & ducklings

Common Mergansers

Common Mergansers

I wonder if baby Mergansers are called Merglings?

Merglings

Merglings

These little Mergansers are fishing. They must feed themselves from the minute they are born. The mother Merg does not feed them, she just shows them how to do it. These little babies are looking under the water for their meal.

Herring Gulls and chicks

Herring Gulls and chicks

The Herring Gull colony on Sandpoint Lake had a successful hatch this year. Last summer there were Gulls sitting on nests, but no chicks survived.

Herring Gulls of various sizes and ages

Herring Gulls of various sizes and ages

This season there are at least 15 Gull babies at the site. It’s interesting to note the different ages of the chicks.

Herring Gulls

Herring Gulls

I love how this guy is flapping his stubby little wings and the other two chicks are keeping an eye on him.

Hungry Herring Gull chicks

Hungry Herring Gull chicks

I just love the spots on their heads. It makes for good camoflage and blends into their rocky home.

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1 Response to Babies, babies, everywhere!

  1. Tiffany says:

    Soooooo Cute!

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