By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
These birds probably have a lot more sense than many of the humans who check out these rapids on the Potomac near Great Falls. There are even signs warning that if you fall in, you're pretty much doomed, as the rescue guys know it's way dangerous to jump in after you. Still, every once in a while, there will be a story on the eleven o'clock news of a drowning around here. I took this photo from a pretty good distance, and the river is totally wild and beautiful around here.