a fleeting glimpse of the mergansers…

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This afternoon a small grouping of mergansers was patrolling the shallows. I’ve been watching for their return, and am so happy to see them fishing close to shore, faces immersed, and diving the instant they catch sight of a morsel.

Just after I retrieved my camera , something startled them, and off they went in a fabulous flurry of wings and water—  a spectacular splash of colour and light. I didn’t have time to re-set my camera, so caught what I could.  Watching wildlife we are given whatever glimpses there are. And this was definitely one. A great delight.

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