Although we’ve been experiencing warmer temps, our winter birds continue to arrive into the Chesapeake Bay area. It was a thrill to sight two female Red-breasted Mergansers meandering around the rock base of our Osprey nest platform early one morning.
One even climbed up on a rock to preen for a bit.
When the two females decided it was time to move on, a third female joined them that I had not spotted.
As the three swam around the Osprey nest platform point, they passed off to my left into the early morning sunlight.
No seen very often around our riprap shoreline, these three female Red-breasted Mergansers were much enjoyed, even if only for a few minutes. 🙂