Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mergansers on the Ipswich

I took a quick trip over to Town Landing in Ipswich on the Ipswich River Saturday morning at hide tide and was surprised that the river was still iced up. There were a pair of Hooded Mergansers diving upriver towards the first double arched bridge.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

I stayed up on the bridge trying to work with the best lighting. They would not come within good shooting distance. Anytime they approached coming into range, they gave me the stink eye and paddled further away.

After twenty minutes, a Common Merganser came under the bridge and swam downstream. This was a treat because we generally do not get Common Mergansers in our area.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

I found a Red-necked Grebe down by Town Landing. Not an unusual winter bird for us but never-the-less, another treat. He was about 75 yards out and was not about to come any closer. I just got the stink eye.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

4 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Some nice pictures there!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Steve I see you still have ice where you live however the birds that you photographed don't seem to mind. All great shots.

NatureFootstep said...

the Hooded Mergansers are high up on my wish list :) You share some really nice images here. Thanks a lot!

Judy said...

At least you have the equipment to capture them at that distance!! The second image is my favourite, the way the mergansers stand out against the reflections in the water!!

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