A continuing mission to explore and document the inhabitants and environment of Monroe County, New York, and beyond.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Oatka Creek Park • July 10
Common Mergansers. The young mergansers were back with their mother! A careful count from my many pictures showed that all seventeen juveniles are still alive and healthy. Surely, a tribute to Super Mom! These birds cannot fly yet, though one flapped like mad and ran across the water's surface when it felt it had gotten too separated from the others.