2017-04-23 Hitch-in a ride

On a long hike along the Rhein River we had the joy to catch a glimpse of this beautiful family. A goosander (Mergus merganser) in North America a “common merganser” momma, with her chicks. We do not see goosanders often, and I never ever observed a hitch-hike like this. The chicks climbed on the back, changed place, enjoyed the view, fell off and tried to climb on again. When momma had enough she just shook them off, only to begin the game again. It was the cutest thing to observe. For me a moment of total happiness.
How cute! Must have been great to watch them.
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Well spotted and captured 🙂
posted April 23rd, 2017  
What a fun capture.
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Love!
posted April 23rd, 2017  
So sweet
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Fabulous
posted April 23rd, 2017  
oh how cute!
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Sooo cute
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Fantastic. We have Goosanders here but I've ever seen chicks
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Wonderful shot
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Wonderful, wonderful shot! Thank you for sharing - really love this photo and the story you told about these guys!
posted April 23rd, 2017  
Super shot! What a thrill it must have been to see this. Faved
posted April 23rd, 2017  
She needs a bigger back if she is going to have so many babies.
posted April 23rd, 2017  
So we'll spotted and so darn cute,
posted April 24th, 2017  
Thats a keeper. Love that family shot. fav.
posted April 24th, 2017  
Great capture
posted April 24th, 2017  
This is incredible!!
posted April 24th, 2017  
Love this fav
posted April 24th, 2017  
priceless fav ...
posted April 24th, 2017  
Look at them! so funny and adorable! fav
posted April 24th, 2017  
I'm so so jealous
posted April 24th, 2017  
Wow!
posted April 24th, 2017  
Oh. My. Gosh. What a delightful image! Major Pop Page material!
posted April 24th, 2017  
Wonderful shot
posted April 24th, 2017  
That is just too cute. What a fantastic find and capture. Big fav.
posted April 24th, 2017  
Love this fav
posted April 24th, 2017  
I would have been so in awe I might not have gotten the shot. FAB!
posted April 24th, 2017  
That is hysterical, I love it!
posted April 24th, 2017  
Priceless!!
posted April 24th, 2017  
This is so adorable!
posted April 24th, 2017  
beautifull
posted April 24th, 2017  
So adorable! Love it.
posted April 24th, 2017  
Such a cute sighting! Nice photo!
posted April 24th, 2017  
How wonderful to see. Instant FAV!
posted April 24th, 2017  
Sensational Mona and it would have been great fun to watch.
posted April 24th, 2017  
Amazing capture!
posted April 24th, 2017  
Wonderful! Looks like there is no more room on poor mama! Adorable shot! Fav.
posted April 24th, 2017  
Absolutely adorable M, you are so lucky to have seen this amazing site. :)
posted April 24th, 2017  
Ah, this makes me smile Thanks for spotting it and sharing it.
posted April 25th, 2017  
Huge fav!
posted April 25th, 2017  
Vic
Beautiful family portrait! 😊
posted April 25th, 2017  
What a wonderful experience to observe and record. Fav
posted April 25th, 2017  
So sweet. I wonder if they take it in turns getting a lift!
posted April 25th, 2017  
This is really sweet xx
posted April 26th, 2017  
Outstanding...Fav
posted April 27th, 2017  
You've gotta be kidding! This is amazing! It makes me think of the plane that was saved on the Hudson River! Great capture. Fav and congrats on the TT!
posted April 28th, 2017  
I missed this before - it is simply adorable and so makes me feel happy!
posted April 29th, 2017  
just adorable! congrats on #2 in TT
posted April 30th, 2017  
Fabulous shot. Congratulations.
posted April 30th, 2017  
Mona this is awesome. What a fantastic capture!
posted May 1st, 2017  
Great capture. Fav
posted May 1st, 2017  
Great capture
posted May 3rd, 2017  
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