Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Loon's Morning Stretch








It's Loon week on my blog! (I promise not to post all 185 photos! Ha!) I'm hoping I will be able to show you through my photos why I have such passion for these birds.

If you would like to hear some of the Loon's different calls - click HERE. Once you are on this page, you have several different loon calls to choose from. My favorite is the 'Wail'- I typically hear it in the early evening on our lake. Which call is your favorite?

30 comments:

Bird Girl said...

What a cool shot of that stretch! My favorite call is the 'wail' too -that' the one they all seem to have in the movies when there is a lake involved! Love that sound - though - it is kinda eerie ...

Mildred said...

Great pictures. Harriet paid the most attention to the "yodel!"

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, Show all of the loon pictures you want to. I LOVE them... SO---keep 'em coming!!!

Beautiful birds!
Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

Hi Shelley,
I like your beautiful Loons. My favorite call is the Wail. I didn't know they had so many different calls. I have a CD that has the Wail of the Loon in it and I always like to hear it. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

...I just don't get to see these birds around here too often. I'm really going to enjoy your photos this week. Love that big stretch! Yoga Loon!!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: That is a wonderful stretch for certain.

Sit A Spell said...

What great shots of your loon...it's beautiful.

Elaine said...

I agree, show all the loon photos you want. These are gorgeous! I think I like the tremolo call, but they are all beautiful. Thanks for the link.

holdingmoments said...

They're beauties Shelley, no wonder you love them so much.
Great link for the sounds, as I've never heard one before. My favourite? Two.....that manic Tremolo, and the Wail

Cathy Clementz said...

These are WONDERFUL!!! I envy you your trip!! I can't imagine kayaking and taking photos like these...first one has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time!

Jayne said...

Definitely the wail. So hauntingly beautiful. Loon week... what a great concept!

NatureStop said...

Hi Shelly,
Our first visit to your blog and really liked it.You got some great shots!! Will be following your blog.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Shelley. Thanks for the link to all the sounds. I'm not going to choose because I would love to hear any, any & every day! Lol FAB

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful photos Shelly!! They are so pretty. I can tell you are really excited to be there with all your Loons..Ha! You lucky gal!! It must be so peaceful there, listening to their sounds all the time. I miss going to lakes but I did in my younger years. I used to go out on them fishing, all alone in a little boat. Loved the peacefulness of it. So I know how you feel. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This should be an exciting week,Loon pictures,WOW!.185?That's not too many to show,these birds are so beautiful.As for their calls,I like them all,but only hear them once a year at best.
Blessings,Ruth

troutbirder said...

One of the reasons I love it BWCAW is to hear those haunting calls. They always sends chills down my spine late in the day.

Heather said...

Your Loons are so beautiful, Shelley. I'm looking forward to Loon Week! Heck, make it Loon Month for all I care! It's hard for me to choose a favorite sound, but I guess I'd say it's a toss-up between the wail and the tremolo. Can't wait to see more pics!

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Hi, Shelley! Sorry to be absent for so long...

I've never really seen or been interested much in loons, so I'm looking forward to discovering why they are such a passion for you. They do look cool...much more interesting than Canada geese, for sure. When we visit your B&B, I hope to see them on one of the kayaking trips you're leading! :-)

Deborah Godin said...

Oh that stretch looks like it Feels. So. Good!!

Kallen305 said...

Love the loon shot with the wing spread Shelley! I can never tire of the loon shots!

Jenny said...

Cant get enough loon photos Shelley! Keep 'em coming. I couldn't listen to the calls for some reason, but I would think the wail is the most evocative?

jalynn01 said...

I can never hear or see a loon without thinking of "On Golden Pond".. although I like the wail I think I like the Tremolo call better. The wail is so haunting! Keep the photos coming, I love 'em.

Andrea said...

Loons ARE fascinating.
My mother-in-law's camp is on Maidstone Lake in Northern Vermont and there are loons that nest there.
I'm usually up before the sun and I go out to see them as they pass by the dock on their morning rounds.
They are HUGE birds. Can't wait for the rest of the weeks pictures.

The Retired One said...

That wail is AWESOME. The pictures are fantastic. I can see why you love these birds so much...you get to almost interact with them. We rarely hear or see them on our lake, but I sure wish we did.

Tina said...

Wow Shelley what great photos!! Just love that stretch and oh yea, you posted the calls!! Of course my fav is that wail of a call..I would be out fishing with my Dad at dawn when we would hear them call to each other...a call you have to be present to hear..then you know the goosebumps it gives you when you hear it on a foggy lake..very early in the day!!
Thanks!!

bennie and patsy said...

Will I always like insane laughter even when it comes from people. The wail is how I think of the Loon's best call.
Patsy

Salty said...

Shelley,
I cannot say that I have a favorite loon call, I love them all! I only wish the loons would linger in my area a little longer.

These are beautiful shots and the one you posted Sunday is totally awesome!

Daisy said...

Morning exercise is always good! :D Fun shot, Shelley.

Rural Rambler said...

The Loon is stunning! And adding their calls was fun-favorite is the wail. Their feather colors and patterns are beautiful.

Loon week has been great so far!

HANNIBAL said...

I have to agree with you on the wail. Very haunting! Thanks for the link so that we could hear such unusual sounds!