Common Merganser on the Merrimack River

January 5, 2017 in Nearby Waterbirds

_W7I6488-001The Merrimack River continues to host an ever-changing raft of wintering ducks.  One of the more striking ducks is the Common Merganser.  This large fish eating duck is seen in small flocks along the river.  It uses its serrated bill to catch fish underwater!