The Travels of Tug 44

Common Merganser Duck

The Common Merganser Ducks are diving ducks, they go after small fish. This one is a male, mostly white with a green irridescent head.   high-res

And this is the object of his affection, a female Common Merganser. Ya gotta love red heads.   high-res

February 2017, it's mating season on the Battenkill River, and this male Common Merganser does a high-speed pass to impress the female. They go rather fast too, I was impressed.   high-res

Another high-speed pass, but this time the female is bored and heads off in the other direction. The Common Merganser Duck.   high-res

The Common Merganser Duck, in love with a red-head. :)

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