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Merganser Family Crisis --(Mergus merganser) (37858 bytes)

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Merganser Family Crisis
Mergus merganser

It appears here that the eagle has a chance at the mother, but I think she went under water before the eagle make a grab. In the end, the mother's efforts to get her young to dive down appeared to be successful. After a few minutes, the eagles seemed to lose interest and the mergansers were able to continue across the bay.

Location: Jamestown Bay, Sitka, Alaska

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