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squirl033 May 20, 2019 4:16 PM

Hooded merganser family
 
This little mama merganser brought her 11 ducklings out to meet the world at a nearby national wildlife refuge the other day... I'd gotten photos of common merganser chicks, but these were the first hoodie ducklings I'd seen. What a treat!

https://i.ibb.co/8KyT1TK/MG-8826a-sm.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XYj6tJp/MG-8799a-sm.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/h9qB7df/MG-8821-sm.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/CBsdK15/MG-9038-cropa-sm.jpg

Walter C May 21, 2019 9:08 AM

Sweet!

squirl033 May 21, 2019 9:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Walter C (Post 1417050)
Sweet!

Thanks, Walter!

DSP121 May 23, 2019 4:08 AM

This little merganser & her ducklings are looking very cute. I have never seen this merganser. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely pictures! :love3:

squirl033 May 23, 2019 9:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DSP121 (Post 1417054)
This little merganser & her ducklings are looking very cute. I have never seen this merganser. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely pictures! :love3:

Thanks, DSP! My pleasure! I'm not surprised you've never seen one... these little ducks are native to North America, and only rarely found in Europe (although they are not uncommon in captivity there). As far as I know, they've never been found in south Asia...


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