Saturday, April 5, 2014

Red breasted mergansers hit the beach‏

Female red breasted merganser

Male red breasted merganser
Sometimes while walking the beach you encounter an unusual bird, in this case both male and female red breasted mergansers were either resting (females) on the beach or feeding for small fish in the surf (one male).  This is a rare opportunity to study this species up close and personal since they normally are found out in the bays and are not too approachable.  These "beach bums" have become somewhat used to people walking along the shoreline.

Bill Dunson

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