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!”
Mama Merganser is always looking ahead to watch for danger while the kids eat.
She had 5 chicks with her. I guess the proper term for baby mergansers is ducklings since a merganser is a duck.
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!