Grabbing A Lunch
This afternoon I spotted a red throated loon paddling along in the salt marsh. Although loons can not walk on land due to their webbed feet hanging behind their back rather than under their body, they are extremely fast swimmers.
I got my exercise today trying to keep pace with this loon as it would disappear under the water in one spot, then surface 100 feet away in a matter of seconds.
I saw this guy grab several small fish and I could tell a chase was taking place just barely under the water as an occasional splash and wake would give away the action taking place.
I got lucky here when the loon came up with this fish right in front of my location, then he floated off back deeper into the marsh where I eventually lost sight of him.