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Jan 20, 2017

Goosanders catching lampreys?

Photo by David Tipling / Bartlett Images
This photograph surprised me greatly last week when I saw it in The Guardian Online.   It shows Common Goosanders catching lampreys in the River Nith in Dumfries, Scotland.   Wikipedia says Goosanders (Mergansers) eat fish, molluscs, crustaceans, worms, insect larvae, amphibians, and more rarely: small mammals and birds.   Wikipedia does not  mention lampreys, but seeing is believing.   One learns something new every day.
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