These birds are known for their mating behavior, they get gifts for each other from the bottom of the lake and show them off, but also do the face to face head-wagging displays. Sometimes when they get close to each other, the heads form a heart which looks very cute :)
They also spread out the feathers on their neck, throat and head to even more impress each other.
I followed them for few hours in the morning in the cold wind, as they were quite active, but then they decided to get some rest so I went back home.
Unfortunately, most often its very hard to get close enough to get really good photos as it was for me this time, but it was still fun to see their mating behavior.
Yesterday and today it's blizzard again and it has come closer 2dm snow. F*, now I really want spring!