Friday, May 1, 2009

Juvenile Common Loon



This photo was taken last summer while I was fishing with my husband. This juvenile Loon popped up next to us in the boat and then it occured to me he was chasing the fish that was chasing our bait. I'm headed to the cabin and hoping that the Loons will begin nesting soon. There is an artifical Loon raft that was made by one of the Loon Rangers to help a Loon pair along. I believe they have been successful the last 9 summers. Here's to another successful summer!

28 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

We all need a little help now and then.LOL
Patsy

Eve said...

What a beautiful shot Shelley! Good luck this year to you and the loons!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Awww, what a pretty face! Nice picture! That would be good on a mug too! LOL

Ginnymo said...

Great shot of the little loon Shelly!! Have a great time. Will be looking forward to more of those beautiful Loon photos!!

Deb said...

Isn't the Loon gorgeous! Such a beautiful photo. How cute that he was after the fish that were after your bait :-) You had a little competition!
Happy May Day Shelley.

NCmountainwoman said...

Have a great weekend at the cabin. I love the Loons!

Chris said...

Wonderful picture Shelley.
I've never seen the young... I saw many of the adults, but they breed in very isolated place here!

Tim Rucci said...

Great capture! Beautiful bird.

Abe Lincoln said...

This is a nice photo. I think they have the best cry of all birds.

Vickie said...

Beautiful image. Hope you find some successful nests.

The Retired One said...

Loved this picture. Can't wait for you to get back from your cabin where I am sure you are taking a bunch of beautiful new photos (to our delight!)

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Montanagirl said...

Oh, that's a beautiful shot of the Loon! Good work. Good luck to the Loon pair!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, I know that even from here, I'll hear you hoopin' and hollerin' when you see your first loon this year... I hope it is this weekend.

Have a wonderful day and week. I'll post one more time in the morning--but then I'll be gone for about 9 days.

Hugs,
Betsy

holdingmoments said...

Great capture Shelley.

Deborah Godin said...

Looking forward to your progess reports!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This photo makes me a bit envious, Shelley. You see, every time we visit my in-laws' lakeside cabin in Wisconsin, I try to photograph the loons. I have yet to get a shot this close and this crisp! Wonderful capture!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous photo of a beautiful bird! So did you get the fish or did the loon get it?

Leedra said...

The dolphins do the same thing. People think the dolphins follow the boats because people have fed them in the past, but they are following because the boat stirs up goodies for them.

Hope you see lots of loons this weekend....already commented on the loon photo on your other blog.

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Nabeel said...

This is a very pretty shot. A timely capture I should say. Ducks have always added beauty to a pond.

Judy said...

Awesome!

Kelly said...

...a beautiful photo of the loon (of course, all of yours are!). I hope they nest and you can capture photos of the babies with your new lens!

Jayne said...

Love the lighting on this shot Shelley. Makes me smile to look at him. :c)

BirdingMaine said...

Here's hoping that this is the 10th summer that they use the raft.

Great photo!

Mary said...

Beautiful! Have a nice weekend and hope you see lots of loons!

Knatolee said...

Oh, so lovely! I wish I had more chances to see loons, like I used to.

Sandy said...

that is such a pretty photo.

Daisy said...

Hope the summer brings you lots of loons! :D

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow..what a treat to see a loon of any age....They are having such a hard time in NY lakes...