Last Friday at the southernmost point of the continental Finland in Hanko we met a group of a common mergansers, also called goosander (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo in Finnish), one female with 17 chicks. One female has typically 8-12 eggs, but one female can gather also other females’ chicks into bigger group. – After enjoying the warmth of the rock they slowly swam away.
[Edit 15.7. at 18:10: I mistakenly identified this earlier as red-breasted merganser. My ornithology friend corrected me, now changed to common merganser. Thanks Kari.]
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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
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