It seemed strange. We rarely see them like that.
I noticed there was a whole in the ice. Were they fishing through the ice hole?
Doubt it. They are not sea birds.
So I figured they found some bait left by an ice fisherman,
or maybe caught some unlucky mammal crossing the ice.
Then I noticed, there were two groups; three birds were off form the rest .
Were they outcasts?
I decided to walk around and watch.
Any way, one of the juveniles flies over to the big group.
And what a rokus his arrival caused !
Made me think he came in saying,
"You know, one mammal isn't enough to feed all of us.
So I'm going to take all I can..... and to heck with your pecking order!"