The Mr. and Mrs.

Well, my sources are silent on the subject of their exact pairing habits, so let’s suppose that this is the case. Anyway, I brought my camera with me today and so was able to spot both the male and the female common merganser on the river, and you can better see their long slender bills and pretty coloration.

It took awhile this morning for them to swim close enough together so that I could capture them both in a single image, and in the few I have of them both, she’s appears to be explaining something to him in more than one. Anne suggests she was telling him to keep up.

Finally, here’s a picture just for fun.

PS. Still no ermine pictures, Carolyn. Sorry.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

3 thoughts on “The Mr. and Mrs.

  1. Love the merganser pics! Didn’t know they stuck around in winter. Good pic of frozen whale tail. Tell Lois and Drew hi at happy hour this week.

    Grateful Gail

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  2. Haha I agree with Anne! They are beautiful birds ~ we see them at the lake once in awhile. Thanks for sharing.


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