Two males were swimming on the south side of the pond and the two females were on the north side of the pond. Males were swimming along and close to the shore and were occasionally diving.
Couldn't get a good photo. About a dozen on the lake.
The picture at the bottom is of a Common Merganser.
Group of seven juveniles in pool below Waterfall Rapids, flushed when they saw me.
Five immature common mergansers swimming/flapping/diving their way upstream on Dell Creek, approximately .16 miles from the Naselle River.
Unlike the mergansers I usually see on this creek, who are always alone, these five did not flush at my presence. They eyeballed me as they continued on their way.
My husband was hunting ducks on Willapa Bay this same day and mentioned lots of new ducks in the area, including some young mergansers who were not afraid of his presence. I wonder if these five were migrants out exploring the local creeks.
a few females hanging around the point...