Kudos to this mama merganser! I counted at least 16 babies with her. I can’t imagine keeping up with this many kids at once. I’ve seen the Common Merganser mom defending her chicks though. She is not to be reckond with!
They all gather when she gives a soft quack.
And she does it all with style; not a hair out of place. 🙂
The ducklings were having trouble fighting the current in the fast water so Mama took them across the rocks – in single file.