They live up to 20 years in age.
Some will nest here and raise their young, others will head further north.
They eat small fish and invertebrates,
which they find by scanning the water in a hover, then dive straight down for the catch.
They love the water, and will bathe and splash when not hunting food.
They take off straight out of the water!
Photographing these birds has been a great experience,
and a pleasure to learn more about such amazing creatures.