Common Mergansers Mergus merganser
on Lake Ontario
26 December 2013
All of the Merganser species seem to me to always have a particularly elegant air about them and I very much enjoy seeing them. Three species are found here and in varying numbers all spend even the coldest part of the winter on Lake Ontario. There is abundant food and they thrive in even the most inclement conditions. These pictures are of Common Merganser (Goosander in Europe) just offshore in Oakville, ON.
|Pair with male Greater Scaup|