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Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) discovered by Tclenche (#8010)

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Sighting Info

Observed: March 27, 2016 @ 3:45 PM
Posted on: March 27, 2016 @ 8:15 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
a large flock of Mergansers, 30+ birds. First sighted when they landed off the Swile Rocks in Middle lance Cove. At this point I did not observe any diving, just courtship rituals. Later they flew east of me towards Britannia, then west back towards Petley. Off Petley rock and the point east of Petley, I did observe a lot of diving activity. They appear to dive in groups. I wonder if this allows them to catch more fish working as a group than they would get fishing alone.

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