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common merganser female and swan

F/ 7.1, 1/1600, ISO 400.

Common Merganser ( Female )

Mute Swan 

Duck Week Continues!

What do baby swans dance to?

Cygnet-ure-tunes!

Interesting Fact: Young Common Mergansers leave their nest hole within a day or so of hatching. The flightless chicks leap from the nest entrance and tumble to the forest floor. The mother protects the chicks, but they catch all of their own food. They start by diving for aquatic insects and switch over to fish at about 12 days old. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Merganser/lifehistory )

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36 Comments

      • European Swans are much like Nordic ones,probably sub-species or different, but white. Australian Swans are Black – they come from Western Australia though are everywhere now. I’ll go and take some good picture of some.

      • Thank you very much for sharing that information with us, and I can’t wait to see your photos of them. 🙂

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