Common Mergansers

Common Merganser

I don’t know why these beautiful diving ducks are called “common”, they are anything but common! This is a male in full breeding plumage. In the right light their head is an effervescent green, but in this light it appears black.

In a few weeks there will be baby mergansers swimming around and trailing after their mothers. When they sense danger the babies will all try to climb on the mother’s back.

 

 

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