Note how gracefully the bird flies just over the surface of the water...
Oh, wait, that's not it. But you can see how high the river is from the rain; normally the rocks are not completely submerged. Last weekend, the river covered the whole triangle behind N, and was up at least over the bottom two steps you can see center right.
Here is the bird:
These are everywhere up and down the river. Very cool.
We took a similar picture of the kids last August. In a 250 word essay, please compare and contrast.