ODD DUCK

A bird of another feather dropped in at the mallard pond the other evening. The common merganser hen landed on the small bit of open water, got mouthy with the locals, then winged off again, into the sunset.

A common merganser drops out of the sky late last week to land in an Anchorage pond.
A common merganser hen shows she won’t intimidated by the resident mallards.
The merganser takes on a diving stance.
Reflecting among the squiggly lines of evening.

The merganser is off again, into the sunset.

Published by kenwildcountry

Writer, photographer, and editor specializing in Alaska's outdoors.

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