Three Common Mergansers, so called because they can be found pretty much all over the northern US. Nevertheless, I don't see them that often, so I'm always tickled to find some. They are clearly out to take a stroll and smell the flowers, right?
"What's on the program today, Claire?"
"Just a little swimming, Patty."
"Oh, goody, girls, I do love a nice refreshing dip!"
"Adelle, you are such a follower."
"Bless my tailfeathers! We made it!"
"Adelle, get those sorry tailfeathers up on this rock! What shall we do next, girls?"
Finish the story at The Coffee Clatch, er... Qoffee Quack, Part II
See Fluffy Treats on an Urban Trail for other swimmers