A lull between appointments gave me the chance to pause and enjoy watching a couple of Common Mergansers floating down the Narraguagus River. I call moments like this “drive by shootings” – serendipitous photos taken from the comfort of the car.

male common merganser on the narraguagus river

close up of male common merganser

male common merganser on the river

a pair of common merganser males

female and male common mergansers on ice

Loitering on the icy riverbank are a few female Mergansers accompanied by a Mallard pair.

bald eagle overlookin the narraguagus river

All the while this fellow was standing watch.