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photoblog image Merganser

Merganser

There have been common mergansers in the pond over the winter. 

They love trout and can do a lot of damage to the fish population in a small pond. 

 

 

 

Speaking of wildlife...

 

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Merganser

There have been common mergansers in the pond over the winter. 

They love trout and can do a lot of damage to the fish population in a small pond. 

 

 

 

Speaking of wildlife...

 

photoblog image IMG_2335.JPG

comments (10)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2019, 06:33
Is that Purrl down there?

She doesn't look too happy with who she's met..
Care MacADNski: It is! I took one shot from indoors then this one right after I called her name. I chased Foxy off. The puffed look is from me. She looks relaxed from the indoor shot.
If the fish can't out-swim the mergansers, Mary, I sure hope the cat can outrun the fox!
Care MacADNski: I chased the fox away. Not taking any chances.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2019, 07:06
Lots of predators around your house then, Mary... They all look so beautiful but do damage. It shows that the cat does not really trust the fox.....
Care MacADNski: I think the frightened look is from me calling her name. I took a shot from indoors first and she looks relaxed.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Mar 2019, 07:42
The little rascals.
Care MacADNski: Rascals all around!
They know what is good then!
Care MacADNski: I have various diving birds in different winters.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Mar 2019, 12:47
You threw your camera at the fox, after taking the shot?

The small pond works for the mergansers like a fishing net.

Two great pictures - the bottom one you can hang above Purl's bed to remind her not to go wandering around.
Care MacADNski: My first shot of the fox and Purrl was from indoors. She looked relaxed. The second was after I called her name.

Yes, the mergansers work like fish trawlers.

I have been talking to Purrl about choosing her friends all winter!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Mar 2019, 12:53
So many animals in wintertime - I esp. like the fox.
Care MacADNski: Wildlife is certainly part of rural living. Last week I showed several fox shots.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2019, 16:05
Your cat doesn't look too impressed with the visitor!

Two lovely pictures Mary.
Care MacADNski: My first shot of the fox and Purrl was from indoors. She looked relaxed. This second one was shot after I called her name. I startled her.
Lovely birds, though smile Love the puss/fox stand-off.
Care MacADNski: Lovely birds when they stay out of small ponds. I did not like the standoff. It scared me.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2019, 20:55
They re beautiful dicks, though. I never realised that they ate trout; I always assumed them to be herbivores.
Care MacADNski: There are are two basic types of ducks - dabbling ducks and diving ducks. Dabbling ducks which include mallards, black ducks, pintail etc. are mostly herbivores. You see them feeding by putting their mouths down and bums in the air. Diving ducks are most often found in bays and the sea, not duck ponds. They scoot or dive their whole bodies under water and eat fish. All seabirds are diving ducks.

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