Male common merganser
Saturday, my husband and I were in Barrie on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay when this male...
Female common merganserand female landed a little way from where we were standing.
Male and female inspecting the environs
They swam around a bit, apparently checking out the ins and outs of a small island close to shore.
She's NOT taking a nap or playing dead
Then the female assumed the above position, which turned out to be part of their mating ritual. (The private moment has been censored.)
I am linking yo World Bird Wednesday.