Thursday, April 5, 2007

THIS ONE IS FOR THE BIRDERS


As I was out taking pictures after the storm today, I spotted dozens of Common Mergansers who had stopped at our nearby pond to gather during the storm. They'll be off in a few days heading for the spring/summer migration destination. The male (the one with white on the sides) is almost as big as a loon and it's silouette is very loon like. There appears to be four males with about a dozen females. Not bad odds!

1 comment:

jim said...

Good odds for a Merganzer. Bad for me. Its gotta be like, 50-1 before they'll even look at me.