This Hooded Merganser mom supervises while the chicks fish to feed themselves.
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I can’t tell what the chick caught but I think he won.
Aren’t these little Hooded Merganser chicks the cutest!
The chicks seem to panic a little until mom resurfaces.
She’s fishing for 6 now so the Hoody mom makes her dive count. She comes up with a crawdad!
Watch the video of the Hooded Merganser mom with her 5 chicks in tidewater of the Alsea River: