Posted on

Pair of Mergansers seen on Sawbill Lake.

5/19/11 – Earlier last week Sawbill crew member Luke Opel observed a pair of ducks along the shore of the lake. He was lucky enough to get a great picture of the pair before they took flight.
The ducks he observed were a pair of Common Mergansers or “Sawbills” only seen together during the short mating season in the spring. Once the mating season is over the males trade in their green and white plumage for something that resembles the females and are rarely seen the rest of the year. – Jessica