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Old 09-23-2021, 10:22 PM   #8
Huginn og Muninn
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Location: St. Lawrence County, NY
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Mergansers most definitely hunt as a pack at times. On a few occasions, I have watched several Merganser start in relatively deep water and cooperate to drive fish into the shallows. Then things get exciting. It's pretty cool to watch. I also enjoy how they swim around and dip their heads underwater to have a look around before diving, like Loons do. Another cool thing about Merganser is that sometimes one female will be appointed to raise or look after several broods of chicks, so that sometimes one will see a female Merganser with 20+ chicks trailing behind on the water. Back when I was a youngster and duck hunter, I didn't care much for merganser and basically watched them fly by wishing they were Mallards or Teal, but in recent years I have really come to respect and enjoy them.
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