Common Merganser mamma duck with MANY babies, some taking a ride on her back.
One 'female plumage' in the confluence channel
The Common Merganser (breeding male) is large and stalky. Orange bill, Blackish head, white below.
A group of seven Mergansers, females only.
Length: 21-27 inches. Long, slim body, thin reddish bill; female with reddish head and shaggy crest. Great Averill Pond.
5 - prob 2 as & brood
3 individuals in Madison River with mallards
Female Type. Left-most bird in photo
While rafting on the middle fork of the Flathead River, we saw two small families of common mergansers (females with young). They were diving in the crystal-clear, cold water of the river, or resting on the banks. We saw a total of about 10-15 along the way.
Three female mergansers swimming around Russian river near Guerneville