Thursday, February 26, 2009

When are my Loons coming back?



I am counting the days to my beloved Loons' return. I promise to be a good loon ranger. I promise to pick up any discarded fishing line I find in the lake. I promise to shoot my photos from a comfortable distance. Hopefully they find all my promises acceptable. (And yes - my friends and family still laugh about the fact that I'm a Michigan Loon Ranger. I wish I had authority to fine them penalities!)

We're headed up to the log cabin. My hubby had a rough week at work with a bad ex-employee so I think a weekend of snow shoeing and birdwatching is just what the doctor ordered. Have a good weekend and I will catch up with all of your blogs on Sunday. (Maybe a few before then if the dial up at the cabin doesn't drive me crazy first!

29 comments:

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Lovely shot of the flying loon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hope you have a WONDERFUL time at the log cabin.. After not getting to go last weekend and after Greg's bad week, WELL---the experience at the log cabin will be doubly GREAT this weekend.

Have fun!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

dAwN said...

hope you see the loons.

Have a nice weekend.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh my gosh...a loon... fabulous...Have a good weekend Michelle

lili11 said...

I love birds, too! I only see 1 or 2 types flying at home. I wish I see others too, like the one you posted, and a lot others.Blossom Blooms

Kallen305 said...

Lovely shot of the flying loon. I bet you are a wonderful loon ranger! Enjoy your time up at the cabin. I think its just what the Dr. ordered!

Mildred said...

I hope you have a wonderful time at the cabin. Beautiful pic of the loon flying too.

Jayne said...

LOL...Shelley the Loon Ranger! I like that! Have a wonderful restorative weekend Shelley. :c)

Eve said...

I bet your the best looney I mean loon ranger on the beat Shelley! Hope your weekend is peaceful and full of wildlife.

Cam said...

Nice shot Loon Ranger lol. Glad to hear that you guys can make it up to the cabin this weekend - Enjoy and leave your worries behind!

troutbirder said...

Tell me about those spammers. Grrr.
Now that you have chosen to reflect on Minnesota's "state bird", I commend you for your excellent taste in avian subjects.
sincerly,
troutbirder

A New England Life said...

This time of year is so tough. We see little signs of spring and then mother nature takes them away. But it's coming! And so are your Loons!

Beautiful photo!

Mary said...

I love that name...Loon Ranger! Have a wonderful weekend at the cabin. Lovely photo and if I saw loons, I'd want to be a Loon Ranger, too!

Deborah Godin said...

Loon Ranger - that's going to keep my smiling for a long time!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shot.I seldom see the Loons in flight so have not tried any photos,yet.Enjoy the weekend away and allow the calm of nature to refresh you boyh.
Blessings,Ruth

MuseSwings said...

Enjoy your weekend! "specially your hubby after a rough work week. If I see any of your loons down here I'll tell them to go north. I see a lot of loons, but most of them don't fly.

BirdingMaine said...

I am keeping them company here in Maine for now. Photographed a few at Pine Point last weekend.

Wonderful photo!

Sandy said...

I can't wait either for your loons to return, I always look forward to the loon photos....hope hubby has a nice relaxing weekend up there....

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
They will be soon here. The spring will show up eventually and these guys too. I can of missed the one we have in Iceland. They are so majestic birds.
Your flight shot is wonderful and really erll captured.

Leedra said...

I saw lots of migrating ducks in Fla. Kept looking for your loons, but did not find them.

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Nick S said...

I can't wait to see a Loon too. Right now it's way below freezing here again though..
Nice flight shot :-)

RuthieJ said...

Do they instinctively know when the ice is out on the lakes and it's OK to return? Hurry Up Spring!

T and S said...

Shelley : That's a awesome flight shot. Crisp details

KathyB. said...

Funny ! Loon ranger! You can be the bird brain loon ranger who is batty over birds , and pretty handy with a camera too. Great picture.
Do you get a badge with that title?

Natural Moments said...

Great Loon Photo. I love seeing birds in Flight. Have fun snow shoeing. Stacey and I were also thinking of going up towards Mt. Baker here in Washington state with our shoes too.

Mary C said...

Shelley, that's such a beautiful "in flight" shot of the loon. Keep your eyes peeled for them; it shouldn't be too much longer, should it?

Jenny said...

I too hope the loons come back for you soon. Look forward to some loony postings from you! Have a great time at the cabin, both of you.

Knatolee said...

Ah, fantastic shot. I wish I still had loons in my backyard (we used to live on waterfront.)

Salty said...

I'm looking forward to the loons also. They should be showing up in my area very soon.

Nice flying shot but then any shot of a loon is a good shot :)