Common Mergansers in North Vancouver


Common Mergansers / Grand harle / Mergus merganser: I was lucky enough to be able to follow this pair for over half an hour going upstream on North Vancouver’s Mackay Creek (in the Lower Mackay Creek Park sector). As the photo below makes clear, they were feeding. Tomorrow, I will feature a couple of shots that demonstrate that these are not especially gentle ducks…

Taken on March 22, 2015 with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (top: ISO 1000, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/500; bottom: ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/800). Not baited, called in or set up.




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