Hooded Merganser Chicks

We were eating dinner, staring out the window at the Alsea River, as usual tonight when the wildlife alarm sounded.

“Duck!  Duck!  Duck with babies!”

Merganser Mom Keeps Watch
Merganser Mom Keeps Watch

Mama Merganser is always looking ahead to watch for danger while the kids eat.

Hooded Merganser Mom with 5 Chicks
Hooded Merganser Mom with 5 Chicks

She had 5 chicks with her.  I guess the proper term for baby mergansers is ducklings since a merganser is a duck.

Merganser Chick with Fish
Merganser Chick with Fish

I was focused on the water’s edge so the duckling in the foreground is a little out of focus.

But if you click on the photo to enlarge it, and then zoom in on that one in the foreground, you can see that he’s caught himself a big ole’ fishy!

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