Common Merganser [Mergus merganser] ~ 2017 #23

Common Merganser
Common Merganser ~ Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC ~ February 17, 2017

One thing I realized in featuring the Common Merganser for this post, is that I really need some more good merganser pictures. They are so cautious and quick to flee. This year my first spotting was one hanging out in Lost Lagoon, which I wasn’t able to identify until after I got home and reviewed my pictures on my computer (picture heavily zoomed and cropped).

Also, it seems for this post I am featuring the ladies. I dug into my archives and pulled a few pictures from a few years back.

Common Merganser
Common Merganser ~ Lillooet, BC ~ August 2015

I’d often see them in Lillooet, as they love to hang out on the rapids at the spawning channel. They make swimming against the current look easy, although you can’t tell from this picture below as she takes a rest in some calm waters. [NOTE TO SELF: Really should make a trip out there again soon … ]

Common Merganser
Common Merganser ~ Lillooet, BC ~ June 2014

If you’d like to see pictures from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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