Closeup photos of Common Mergansers
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.