Many coastal winter residents were in the Russian River Estuary yesterday. Not people—birds. Diving birds.
Diving birds can be difficult to photograph.They seem to sense when they’re being framed for a photo. They regularly disappear underwater with little or no warning.
Coots and Bufflehead ducks are gregarious diving birds who like to gather in groups of varying size.
Grebes don’t flock like Buffleheads. They seem to prefer small groups or pairs.
A solitary Loon near Penny Island.