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Skimming across the Waters

I heard the sound of rushing water first, in a sporadic burst, then quiet, then the rush repeated.I looked up and out in the lake were a group of ducks. One would fall behind a bit then almost “run” across the water and catch up to the group. Then one or another would fall back and the catch-up was repeated. I believe one female was in the group, maybe it was to gain her attention. fascinating to watch and had its comical aspects. I  have witnessed this a couple of times now. Though it is a distant shot, the photo speaks for itself. After getting home I looked it up in the field guide and realised they are Red-breasted Mergansers, not the Common  as I had first thought. Enjoy!  

©Jane Chesebrough

3 responses

  1. Great catch Jane! I love seeing wildlife photos of critters we don’t have around here!

    May 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    • Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I too like to broaden my perspective by seeing other perspectives. Jane

      …don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” Cherokee proverb https://janechese.wordpress.com

      May 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  2. Jane, I’ve seen common mergansers do this too. It is really comical! Great shot!

    May 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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