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

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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.

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