Red-breasted Mergansers

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.

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One even climbed up on a rock to preen for a bit.

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When the two females decided it was time to move on, a third female joined them that I had not spotted.

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As the three swam around the Osprey nest platform point, they passed off to my left into the early morning sunlight.

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No seen very often around our riprap shoreline, these three female Red-breasted Mergansers were much enjoyed, even if only for a few minutes.   🙂

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