merganser chicks
American Merganser Duck and her chicks
photo by: Ken W. Watson, 2006

And you think you have trouble with your kids - try keeping seven of them in tow. Most American Merganser ducks only use the Rideau Canal as a staging area for few weeks before they head further north in the spring or further south in the fall. But a few hang around to raise a family.

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This page was last updated on: June 24, 2006
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