A group of Red-breasted Mergansers floating on the water surrounded by endless numbers of gulls.
Red-breasted Mergansers are fish-eating diving ducks, and this is the reason the gulls swarm around them. As a merganser surfaces with a fish in his bill, a gull is often there to help himself to the merganser's dinner. Mergansers are often called "sawbills" because their bills are serrated and resemble a saw. These sharp little edges help the merganser hold onto slippery fish, but even the serration is no match for a hungry Herring or Ring-billed Gull who can pluck the fish right out of the merganser's bill--pesky little fish thieves!
Icicles forming along the rocks and hanging from branches as the waves crashed up against the shore.
You would never know how cold it was in this photo...looks like a warm, summer day at the beach...