I couldn't figure out why the adult bird (gosh, I wish I knew the name of this one!) was chirping so much until...I finally spotted the baby off to the side. Baby kept skirting the outside just out of reach of mom (or dad) until finally it had achieved full independence and swam away on it's own.
This scene brings me some much needed tranquility. To see the birds on and flying above the water. There is something about water that always soothes my soul. And birds too. They don't worry about their flight plan. They seem to enjoy their daily activities...floating on the water, soaring on the air currents.
One thing I've always wanted to try is paddle boarding.