Summer Repose

The Goosander (Mergus merganser) has become a quiet commonly seen bird where I live. For me it is always a pleasure to watch the species in every season on our lakes and rivers in Switzerland. Regardless the time of the year these handsome diving ducks have a very attractive plumage. I observed this pair resting and enjoying a warm summer day in the nature recreation zone near the water dam where a fish passage is joining into the lake. A perfect hunting ground for the goosanders. As a member of the sawbill family they use their long, serrated bills for catching fish.

Artwork & Reproductions

Original Painting

Acrylics on Gessoboard
40 x 30 cm | 2020


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