Thursday, July 12, 2018


We happened upon a mighty clutch of Hooded Merganser babies this morning. They were up under the aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing SHS. With the sparkling morning sunlight and their general overall cuteness it was a fine moment.

Then as they swam away from me up the tranquil pool, they all dove in precise unison. I suppose there was some signal from mama that the old lady up on the ramp was a threat.

It was an event of uncanny perfection. 10 ducks, swirl of water, 0 ducks, just like that.

It's the little things....

Many ducks and songbirds live out their summer under the aqueduct.


Jan said...

So called bird brains have a wisdoom we will never know.

threecollie said...

Jan, so much fun to see, even if it did make it hard to get photos of them