Yesterday afternoon they were swimming and feeding on the other side of the river. The water is much more shallow on that side. When TVA starts dropping the water level to winter pool it looks like an island of mud. We are on a really wide part of the river and they were just far enough away I couldn't get pictures I would be happy with. So here are a few I took from this spring. I'll be sure to update this post with some fall 2012 pictures as soon as I can.
I'll have to get some video when they join us on "our side". The sound their wings make when they slap the water as they're lifting off is amazing.