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May 14, 2009
Common Merganser Chicks
There are ten Common Merganser chicks and two Canada Goose goslings at "Merganser Pond" in Lyons. Two of the merganser chicks were riding on the adult female's back, while the rest were swimming right behind. There are two Canada Goose nests that I know about near Merganser Pond. One of the nests is on the bank of the river. One of those eggs did not hatch. The other nest is at the shore of Merganser Pond and those two eggs hatched successfully. I think that the two goslings shown in the first photo hatched at the pond. We don't know where the Common Mergansers nested. I've been going by the pond to photograph the mergansers almost every time we go to town. They are a lot of fun to watch!