Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Merganser Chicks

Merganser Chicks - Mergus merganser

The first chicks I reported this year were on June 2. A mother and nine chicks swam out of Merganser Inlet. During the winter and spring, I commonly see male and female mergansers on the pebbled beach in this location. The inlet is on the South side of the Elbow across from my customary hike.

These two adolescents in the photo below were from a family of six in Curly Creek on July 13th.
The following three photos of adults are spring photos from the area around Merganser Inlet. Perhaps some are the parents of the chicks above. 

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