Minnesota wildlife photographer Brent Cizek captured a merganser hen leading dozens of ducklings in her wake. According to experts, some birds raise their babies in a daycare system that’s called a crèche, though having upwards of 70 is unusual.
MAMA MERGANSER! I was able to track down the now famous Lake Bemidji Common Merganser that has an adopted brood of over 76 babies! I love the story that these photos tell.
— Brent Cizek (@brentcizekphoto) July 17, 2018
Another beautiful morning on Lake Bemidji.
— Brent Cizek (@brentcizekphoto) July 24, 2018
See the full gallery at: https://www.brentcizekphoto.com/Wildlife/716-Lake-Bemidji/