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Meanwhile. . .

On Monday I posted photographs of a common merganser (Mergus merganser) speeding through the water while leaving a wake like a motorboat. (Common Merganser Courtship?? 05-01-2017) Meanwhile. . . . an American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) was following the merganser. … Continue reading

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Common Merganser Courtship??

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Common mergansers (Mergus merganser) are year-round residents where Leonard and I reside in Northeastern California. Also called a fish duck, the diet of a common merganser consists mainly of fish, although they also eat some invertebrates, frogs, plants, small mammals … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

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While watching a female common merganser (Mergus merganser) swimming on Hat Creek below the #1 Hydro Plant (Lassen County CA), I was surprised to see her approach and climb onto a partially submerged snagĀ  where two Canada geese (Branta canadensis) … Continue reading

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Female Common Merganser

Juvenile and female common mergansers (Mergus merganser) have grey bodies, white chests and cinnamon heads. Since I cannot distinguish any dark green feathers, which begin to appear during the first winter, on the head or white chin, this bird appears … Continue reading

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