Date: 8/4/17 3:40 pm From: Clifton Avery (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Common Mergansers on South Toe River, Yancey County, NC
8 Common Mergansers were seen on the South Toe River this morning by my father. I have a blurry photo from him that is good enough to confirm ID. He also saw the group of 8 on the South Toe about a week ago for the first time. My guess is it is a mother and her grown brood. The question is: Where did they come from? Has anyone ever seen Common Mergansers in Yancey County in the Spring or Summer? According to eBird someone did see 6 COME this past May right in the same spot as where my Dad has seen them. I frequent the South Toe and from now on will keep a better lookout for the mergansers.
Clifton Avery North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission