Common Merganser

Common Mergansers: A Splash of Color

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator What type of creature created this series of splashes on the surface of the Red Clay Creek? Image by Derek Stoner, March 2, 2012. Not only have Wood Ducks provided an interesting show along the Red Clay Creek recently, but there is also another display being made by waterfowl visiting the Red Clay Valley. Male …

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Mergansers on the Move

 By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator The local creeks are losing their coverings of ice as winter loses its solid grip on the landscape.  Wildlife quickly takes advantage of the open water and we often observe new animal activity along these waterways.  In February and March, this brings in the mergansers!  I observed and photographed several groups of mergansers in the …

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