We happened upon a mighty clutch of Hooded Merganser babies this Morning. They were up under the aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing SHS. With the sparkling morning sunlight and their general overall cuteness it was a fine moment.
Then as they swam away from me up the tranquil pool, they all dove in precise unison. I suppose there was some signal from mama that the old lady up on the ramp was a threat.
It was an event of uncanny perfection. 10 Ducks, swirl of water, 0 ducks, just like that.
It's the little things....
|Many ducks and songbirds live out their summer under the aqueduct.|