Hooded Mergansers

Male Hooded Mergansers, Then There Were Three

I was momentarily distracted by the Canada Goose With A Treasure while watching the two Hooded Merganser drakes show off. When I reverted my attention to the ducks I saw that a few more females and another male had joined the party.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

The three drakes performed tight circle maneuvers…

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

… that ended with a spirited chase.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers, Two Canada Geese looking on

The females lost interest and pretty soon they all casually swam to the other side of the pond, out of my view.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

4 thoughts on “Male Hooded Mergansers, Then There Were Three”

  1. I love the way you do a series of shots in a post, like a story board.
    Instead of simply viewing a post, it’s a bit like reading a story, watching an episode, and lingering a bit.
    One of the best breaks from my day!

    Paz

    1. Hi Paz, so glad to know that you like this format. I do enjoy documenting wildlife behavior and sometimes don’t realize what the birds are up to until after it’s over šŸ˜.

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