Common Merganser Chicks
For the second time this week, I was in the bush and heard the Common Merganser alarm call, and made my way to the River in time to see a Mother and chicks. This time there were four chicks.
The mother earlier this week took her solitary chick downstream. This mother took her four chicks upstream. Perhaps the difference in avoidance strategy is because the chicks today are older and therefore stronger swimmers than the solitary chick I saw earlier in the week.