I've been wanting an image like this for a while. These guys are swift and erratic, but on this occasion I had a vantage point where I could prefocus on the nest and keep my other eye open for when he would return with another "building block" for the nest. The males construct multiple nests pending the approval of his mate. She inspects the home, and if she disapproves, she rips it apart to let it fall in the water below...and he has to start over.
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