Friday, May 08, 2009

common loons


5 comments:

Penelope said...

Wow, look at the head on that first shot! Lucky you to have loons nearby.

Jain said...

"Common," indeed!

Wonderful shots!

Pablo said...

I work with some common loons, but they don't look anything like this.

Floridacracker said...

Anything but common down here!
Thanks for the pics!

Deb said...

Penelope- Isn't it cool how they can ride so low in the water?

Jain- Yes, "common" is sort of a misnomer for such an amazing bird!

Pablo- :)

FC- Do you get these guys in the winter, when they don't have such distinctive plumage?

I should have mentioned, these photos are a fringe benefit of my job. I had to wait a few days to get good shots of them though. They are a bird that will pop up next to the boat, unannounced, when your camera is not ready, and when your camera is ready they will suddenly dive and surface far away. They are truly a symbol of northern Minnesota lakes.