Date: 7/9/17 11:44 am From: J. Eric Witmer <flatbirder...> Subject: Common Merganser brood, Lancaster Co
This morning while kayaking Speedwell Forge Lake and up the Hammer Creek we paddled past a hen Common Merganser with nine chicks.
They were on the creek between the marshy end of the lake and the Wolf sanctuary property.
The flightless chicks were not even half the size of the hen.
Quite a treat seeing them scoot past the kayak ten feet away.