Merganzer Morning – The Rest of the Story

I usually do a “hop around the ‘hood” on the mornings that I can actually break free to photograph.

And this morning, after my glorious sighting of the merganzers at Mill Landing, I “hopped” on over to Cockle Cove beach.

Where I spotted, much to my delight, the same grouping of merganzers still quick a distance away, swimming right towards me!

I could see that all of them were paddling very quickly.

Some were pairing off…

While  others were busy snorkeling…

It was a beautiful sight, seeing them come closer, and closer, and then finally moving right past me.

This time, heading straight toward the sun.