COMMON MERGANSERS, GREEN, MICHIGAN, MAY 25, 2013
Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5
1/1000 sec. f8
It's breeding season for waterfowl on Lake Superior, and we often see this pair just off the shore of our cabin, sometimes in company with other mergansers of both sexes. Soon the mother will hide up the nearby creek to sit on her eggs. The inshore water is still red with silt, thanks to the heavy spring runoff from streams in these parts.