If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Hooded Mergansers visit park
Double dating Hooded Mergansers... males first it appears
Couples dilemma... right or left?
It has been a pleasure to watch the Mergansers these past couple of weeks visit the pond at Bassett Creek Park. They are on their migration south. No doubt that when it gets just a bit cooler and the ice starts to stay on the pond, they'll be long gone.
Males Hooded Mergansers posturing in front of mallards
They are beautiful birds. Much like the colorful Wood Ducks, they are also skittish around people.
They're big divers, and feed uponsmall fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects.