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 Post subject: Red-breasted Merganser Courting Behaviour
PostPosted: Jun 13 8:14 pm 
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In April I came across a group of a dozen or so Red-breasted Mergansers swimming along the water line at Pt. Roberts. As I watched a couple of males went into display mode. They made mock charges, put their bodies into contorted positions and made some calls. A couple of females just watched the shenanigans. The males, though, did not attack one another. They just displayed in front of the females. I also thought that the males were bulging out their eyes. Finally the female chose a male and they swam off together, leaving the flock behind.

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 Post subject: Re: Red-breasted Merganser Courting Behaviour
PostPosted: Jun 14 11:06 am 
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It takes a lot to get the girl!

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 Post subject: Re: Red-breasted Merganser Courting Behaviour
PostPosted: Jun 21 12:36 pm 
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A great series of shots. You really hit the jackpot.


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 Post subject: Re: Red-breasted Merganser Courting Behaviour
PostPosted: Aug 20 12:46 pm 
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Nice series. Cheers.

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