So, I'll let the camera do the talking:
Ten below zero and the little birds look like golf balls with tails.
This common merganser just surfaced into the cold air. See the water sheeting off its head?
I shot this American dipper through mist rising off the water, so the photos aren't clear.
The dipper caught a fish and is slamming it against the rocks, apparently trying to separate a chunk small enough to swallow. You will see the moment when it looks like it's wishing it had teeth or opposable thumbs.
Once it swallowed the head, it left behind the rest of the fish.
Lots of "noise" from low light and mist.
This dipper was jumping off this ice into the creek to look for underwater food.
That's gold in them thar cricks.