Yesterday among peaceful flocks of Canada Geese on the West River a sudden commotion broke out: two male Hooded Mergansers had gotten in to a water-thrashing spat while the females looked on unperturbed.
He is trying to get away, but is overtaken..
is getting a good thrashing
and is pushed under water, but eventually reemerges unscathed.
The battle seems to end in a draw.
The aggressor strikes a triumphant posture
but the other one seems to have come out ahead as far as the females are concerned.
And so, peace reigns again.