Saturday, February 28, 2009

Closeup photos of Common Mergansers

Common Merganser
Female Common Merganser
Male Common Merganser

It turns out that it pays to have a duck blind in your backyard. We've worked out a system of going out the front door, sneaking down the fence line, hiding behind the shed, and then sitting on a bench behind the camouflage blanket that is draped over a fence at the water's edge. It's a good spot just to watch the antics of the mergansers without scaring them off. Today, after waiting a while, some common mergansers swam by. The top two are a female and the bottom a male. These pictures are definitely worth clicking on to get a detailed image. There are some hooded mergansers in the area, so we might not go out for groceries today.

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Anonymous Dra924 said...

Great pics & howdy neighbor! I actually live off Metlars lane in P-way. Found your site when trying to find out what type of hawk has been hanging around my yard. Great photos! Small world too!

February 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

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