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Another Good Fishing Day for the Mergansers of Wallace River

 
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Dec 13, 2011 17:05 |  #1

When I managed to get a few shots of a merganser downing about a 1 1/2 pound fish a few weeks ago, I never thought I'd see it again. Well, apparently the ducks here know a good thing when they see one. It's high time they headed south for the winter, but I guess the fishing's too good here! These guys were unfortunately almost on the other side of the river, and there was no sun whatsoever on a very dark, cloudy day. But hey were having fun!
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Dec 13, 2011 18:13 |  #2

I'm amazed every time I see the size fish these little guys manage to swallow. Nice series of shots Ian


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Dec 13, 2011 18:17 |  #3

Holy Moly,, now those are some big fish , forget the camera and pick up a fishing rod.......LOL ....J/K it is amazing how they san swallow such big fish .


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Dec 13, 2011 19:57 |  #4

Shar824 wrote in post #13540281 (external link)
I'm amazed every time I see the size fish these little guys manage to swallow. Nice series of shots Ian

Thanks, Sharon. It's amazing watching the frenzy too when they find some fish. As diving ducks, these guys just submerge like a Loon does and stay down for up to a minute or two.

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Holy Moly,, now those are some big fish , forget the camera and pick up a fishing rod.......LOL ....J/K it is amazing how they san swallow such big fish .

Definitely fun to watch, Andrew! :D


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Dec 14, 2011 04:18 |  #5

Wow, these Mergansers really do have big appetites! And imagine having to stuff that down with all the others chasing you. trying to snatch it from you. This is such a cool sequence, Ian. Really enjoyed them.


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Dec 14, 2011 05:24 |  #6

I watch mergansers often but never saw them with a fish that size. Wouldn't of believed it if you hadn't posted those. Great action series, thanks for sharing.


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Dec 14, 2011 05:29 |  #7

Fantastic!




  
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Dec 14, 2011 06:33 |  #8

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Wow, these Mergansers really do have big appetites! And imagine having to stuff that down with all the others chasing you. trying to snatch it from you. This is such a cool sequence, Ian. Really enjoyed them.

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I watch mergansers often but never saw them with a fish that size. Wouldn't of believed it if you hadn't posted those. Great action series, thanks for sharing.

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Fantastic!

Thanks Levina, NOG and kp! Levina, you're right, it's quite the kerfuffle when one gets a big fish. Thanks all for the comments, you know, I've not seen this fish-catching expertise before either, until I started photographing them ;)


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Dec 14, 2011 06:34 |  #9

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you know, I've not seen this fish-catching expertise before either, until I started photographing them ;)

It does kind of opens one's eyes, doesn't it? :)


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Dec 18, 2011 04:26 |  #10

wow - where's my fly rod...


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Dec 18, 2011 05:59 |  #11

That is an amazing sequence Ian, thats an awful big fish. I would guess that one would struggle to lift off with that full a belly!


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Dec 18, 2011 06:42 |  #12

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wow - where's my fly rod...

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That is an amazing sequence Ian, thats an awful big fish. I would guess that one would struggle to lift off with that full a belly!

I suspect you're right Bret, he's likely grounded for a couple days ;)


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Jan 18, 2012 20:33 |  #13

Cool sequence.


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Jan 19, 2012 00:38 |  #14

Amazing. Talk about having to gulp your food, while eating on the run!
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Jan 19, 2012 06:18 |  #15

Crimzon wrote in post #13728993 (external link)
Cool sequence.

surgemaster wrote in post #13730036 (external link)
Amazing. Talk about having to gulp your food, while eating on the run!
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Seems to be the way like their meals, doesn't it? It sure creates some excitement among those close by when there's a big one going down the hatch! Thanks for commenting guys.


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