Snap: Hooded Merganser with Ducklings

2016…and time for a new meme from Helena. This year it is “Snap”: between 2 and 4 photos that create a visual set. 

I had seen a pair of Hooded Mergansers in a pond near where I live and blogged about it here. But for the next 6 weeks or so I couldn’t find them…then like magic the female was back last week…and with 2 ducklings! But no sign of the male….

mergansers 1 for blog

It looked like mom was doing some training:

mergansers 2

Or maybe just stretching her wings:

mergansers 4

But one duckling tried to follow mom’s lead:

mergansers 3

Added bonus: the ducklings also demonstrated their ability to dive under water, as captured in this video:

Linking to Helena’s “Snap” meme here  

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here.

Helena'sCreativeMaven

 

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Snap: Hooded Merganser with Ducklings

  1. The head feathers kind of look like a buzz cut growing out – punk ducks 🙂 You have such a variety of waterfowl close to you – envious.

    Like

Please leave a comment. I would love to know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s