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Adirondack Chronicles 2018.7: Broods Afloat


Back on my first blog of the season I wrote about the lone merganser perched on a rock in Tupper Lake, seeming to be looking for her brood.  Well, here’s a happier female common merganser, above, leading three chicks across the waves.  Three seems like a small brood.  Look at this brood for the duck mom below:

This loon mom is keeping a close watch on her chicks including feeding them:

She’s very happy after delivering that snack:

Not all of the hungry critters are on the water, this red squirrel made short work of an acorn:

And this deer looked up from munching leaves along the roadside but didn’t seem at all fazed by the long lens:

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