Fri Mar 2023

Snorkeling Ducks

A small flock of Common Mergansers, some 13-15 individuals, stayed with us on the pond for most of the winter, leaving just a few weeks ago, presumably for its nesting area further north (I actually saw it go). It was replaced by another, of similar size. Then another. There may even have been a fourth — it was hard to keep track. Once or twice, there was overlap, one flock arriving before the other left.