Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Red-Breasted Merganser with a Perch Been Chased

The Chase
It is Tuesday, a day of birding with Doug.  In previous blogs, I showed a female, eider eating a crab and a horned grebe eating a flounder fry.  Today the highlight was at Jenney Pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  I was able to photograph a male red-breasted merganser that caught a large yellow perch to eat and it was chased by another male red-breasted merganser that want to steal the fish.  The red-breasted merganser, however, escaped and was able to eat the perch.

"It Is All Mine"

"Can I Swallow This?"
Yes, the red-breasted merganser was finally able to swallow the yellow perch