This Great Northern Diver aka The Common Loon is Currently visiting my local park lake in Poole. It is a regular Winter visitor to our UK coastlines but very unusual to see one in a model boating lake!
“Your not going ANY WHERE!!!”
This is how the Black Skimmer brings a wandering chick back to the nest. Black Skimmers live in large colonies and it is dangerous for a chick to wander into another’s nesting area.
Lido Beach, Sarasota Florida
Two Beavers groom each other at sunset. This was taken on 12/6/17 in northern Maine. I was laying on the ground, hiding behind a large branch that the Beavers had brought back to their lodge, and had my camera laying on the ice covered pond for an eye-level perspective. I knew where the Beavers would come up to groom, but wasn’t expecting two to come up at the same time. Thankfully, it wasn’t too dark yet and I was able to get at least one photo without motion blur. I’ve seen this behavior a few times already, but this was the first time I was able to photograph it.