View Full Version : Common Mergansers

03-16-2010, 07:06 PM
This pair was really quite tolerant of me and the camera which is uncommon. I got off a lot of shots before leaving them be.
Beautiful birds they are.... :)



Added bonus...sure sign of spring when these guys start popping their heads out!
I had to crawl on my belly to get a fairly close shot. He popped in his hole but kept sticking his head out to watch me....lol.

Mad Aussie
03-16-2010, 08:14 PM
I like the first and last of these. Those are cool ducks.

What is the furry guy at the bottom? Gopher?

03-16-2010, 08:17 PM
Yup it's a gopher...they hibernate underground in winter...when the weather warms they start poking their head out. Nice to see them yesterday. And thanks for the comments MA! :)

Mad Aussie
03-16-2010, 08:19 PM
You were too quick to fix your typo ... I was almost onto it ;)

03-16-2010, 08:20 PM
You were too quick to fix your typo ... I was almost onto it ;)

LOL....gotta be fast to get me! :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
03-16-2010, 08:24 PM
LOL....gotta be fast to get me! :thumbup:
YOU gotta be fast so I don't! ;)

03-16-2010, 08:46 PM
well I totally missed the typo but love the ducks and the gopher is cute :)

03-16-2010, 09:13 PM
Cool looking ducks with some interesting colours. I really like #1 and #3 too. Maybe I'm not very well versed in NS wildlife but you seem to have more variety than we do. It's probably more likely that I just don't have a clue about what's in my own backyard ;)

03-16-2010, 09:23 PM
Thanks B and Iggy! :)

03-17-2010, 02:09 AM
I just caught spring fever, seeing a Calgary gopher. Happens every year, either a gopher or a robin. The mergansers are very pretty. I even know that the other kind of merganser is the hooded merganser. Nice work and thanks.

03-22-2010, 05:40 AM
really nice shots Casil