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March 6/16 is At Home

The mergansers have paired in the past week or so. The males have been in their mating plumage for awhile now. They are making themselves at home. It was wonderful for me to be home and enjoy the river today. I am naming … Continue reading

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Scene 07-13 Billions of Babies

The merganser family came through, and it seemed the stream was filled with billions of babies! Apparently the extra warm seasons have been good for them.

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Scene 02-16 Waiting for the Drakes

This lovely lady was in a group of five, three females and two drakes in fine mating plumage. After a long and exciting session of chases across the surface of the river and through a section of rapids, they all … Continue reading

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The Unexpected

Photographing birds takes a lot of patience and focus. It’s all about catching that perfect moment. After a long wait and several failed shots, trying to get these preening mergansers with both their faces turned toward me, I had my … Continue reading

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Breathing Space – May 10/14

The common merganser pair comes by often fishing on the river, but this is the first time I’ve seen them relax together on our beach. 🙂 Did you see the female camouflaged in the first two pictures? He does a … Continue reading

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Breathing Space – March 30/14

The common mergansers just paired off this week. I caught this couple just as the whitewater spun them apart while they fished upriver together.

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