After fleeing either the same Merganser or one of its brood mates returned. As you can see this bird has already perfected the merganser hunting method of swimming with eyes submerged allowing it a better view of the underwater realm.
A Green Heron was also hunting the wetland although it never gave me an opportunity to for a photograph. At one point the heron took flight and apparently decided to land exactly where I was concealed. As the bird flew through the narrow camera opening in the low growing bushes it realized its mistake and frantically began beating its wings as it made a hasty about face. The heron was so close I could feel the gust of wind generated by its wings upon my face. No photo was possible but instead a memory I will carry for some time from an exciting evening in the wetlands!