Common Merganser Dancing

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While I was standing on the shore of the Elbow River at Sandy Beach Park this morning, a group of seven immature Common Mergansers floated past me and settled onto a large, flat rock for a bout of preening. Immature Common Mergansers resemble females but their facial markings are a bit different and their eyes are a lighter colour. The “dancing” bird was jumping onto the rock from the water.

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  1. You should see the huge grin this put on my face! Best thing I’ve seen this morning (possibly this week)!! 🙂

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    1. Aw, thanks for saying that. I really needed a smile when I saw the little troupe of mergansers. Glad my picture spread some of that joy :-).

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  2. They’re so cute 🙂

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  3. this is too funny! 🙂

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    1. :-D. Looks a bit like a merganser pow-wow.

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    1. Thanks M :-)! I was glad to be on that little stretch of beach just then.

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  4. Une jolie photo et certainement pas facile à concrétiser.

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    1. Merci :-). Les autres harles qui sont montés sur la roche ont sauté en ouvrant les ailes. Ils m’ont donné un préavis.

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