July 19, 2020

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This male loon was aggressively defending its young one's territorial feeding area from a small group of mergansers when it reared up to show itself in full fury to settle the question without a doubt who was the real boss here. A friend told me they watched a loon kill a merganser on a different lake-so there is apparently some pre-existing bad blood there as they compete for the best fishing grounds.