Get notified whenever new sightings are posted via our Twitter account @NLNatureAlerts

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) Links

Previous Sightings by Tclenche

Thumbnail ImageBald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on May 19, 2016
Thumbnail ImageSnowshoe Hare or Rabbit (Lepus americanus) on April 18, 2014
Thumbnail ImageCanada Goose (Branta canadensis) on December 19, 2016
Thumbnail ImageBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) on April 29, 2016
Thumbnail ImageBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) on June 11, 2016
Thumbnail ImageRed Fox (Vulpes vulpes) on December 24, 2014
Thumbnail ImageOsprey (Pandion haliaetus) on August 19, 2014

Statistics

  • Viewed: 164 times
  • Liked: 1 times

Do you like the sighting?

1 liked it
Contributors » Tclenche » Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) discovered by Tclenche (#9092)

Powered By Subgurim(http://googlemaps.subgurim.net).Google Maps ASP.NET

Sighting Info

Observed: January 6, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Posted on: January 6, 2017 @ 10:40 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
A single Duck, first sighted so close to my wharf that I could not get a clear photo. When it saw me it moved away and dove. While it was under water, I moved into a position on the inside of my wharf where I could hide and photograph the bird when it surfaced again. It did not notice me at that point and came closer, diving for fish all the while. It caught a small Cod, possibly a Rock Cod, although I am not certain. It struggled with the fish for several minutes before it was actually able to eat it. After that, the bird slowly drifted with the wind away from my position.

Sighting's Identification

Help to Identify

Newfoundland Nature

Newfoundland Nature

Leave Your Comment

In order to leave a comment, you need to register. It is very fast and easy

Click here to login or register