Red-breasted Merganser

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It's mating season and these males are doing their best to mate with this lone female. There were a group of them with only the one female and often times they'd get up on her and sink her.....while we waited patiently in the hopes she'd reappear. Seems a dangerous time for the females being alone with a group of fiesty males.
Taken By
Dawn Mehner
Taken On
May 31, 2024
Tagged
red breasted merganser ducks colors breeding migration lake winnipeg waterfowl birding wildlife manitoba photography nature animal bird anseriformes duck water beak fluid ducks,_geese_and_swans
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.0015625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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