Marauding Merganser

I watched this common merganser swim in the overflow pond and the sediment pond in the Byrne Creek artificial spawning habitat in SE Burnaby, BC. Don’t see these in Byrne that often.

After awhile I guess it had enough of being observed and flushed spectacularly, zooming right over us. I whipped my wee Canon pocket camera up and got this shot full of motion and blur, but I kinda like it!

common merganser flight
Too bad I didn’t have a much faster DSLR at hand…

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