“The Bemidji Merganser and her 76 Ducklings”.
There’s a reason this duck has adopted 76 babies — because all Mergansers look alike, I guess.
The merganser in this picture probably picked up several dozen ducklings that got separated from their mothers. Adult ducks can’t tell which birds are theirs, and lost young birds that have already imprinted on their own mothers will instinctively start following another Common Merganser because she looks like mom.
Oh piffle, that’s the spine of a very large gator.
Ed Seedhouse says
Oh look! Tiny dinosaurs!!
Ah. So it’s not the Reptilians. It’s the Anatidians. Provided we can eat our new overlords, this could Ok…
Merganser is a fun word to say.
And 76 mergansers is more fun than just three.
It’s Lillian Gish from Night of the Hunter.
That’s how I got my family too.
Pierce R. Butler says
♪ ♫ Seventy-six mergansers led the big parade… ♬
Duth Olec says
Yeah, it’s the 101 Dalmatians reboot, except its ducks instead.
Disney likes ducks.
If it was a Disney movie, the mom would die right at the beginning. I hope real life turns out better for them all
Merganser army! Or, should that be “Navy”?
I assume that, when one is nibbled to death by ducks, this is the outfit that does it.
A flotilla of ducklings is just what I needed today!