Thursday, March 4, 2010

You know what spring time means.....right?

Spring time means my Loons are coming back soon!

I can't wait to hear their haunting cry across the lake.
I can't wait to see them run across the lake faster than a jet plane on a runway.
I can't wait until they sit on their nest again.
I can't wait till they have babies and I start stressing out and yelling at every boater to watch out.

38 comments:

troutbirder said...

I love them and not just because they are out "state bird." Thay haunting cry at night reminds me of many days spent in the Boundary Waters. Once one followed us all the way across a lake as we paddled. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I hope you get lots of pictures this year.The Loons usually stop at our lake for a week or so in spring.
Blessings,Ruth

FIONA said...

We only get to hear the loons when we leave the Cities and head UP NORTH.

Enjoy them for me. please, until I get to hear them in June.

Mildred said...

This is an awesome photo Shelley. I was just thinking how great it is to have been blogging long enough now to know each others hobbies and passions. I always remember your love of the Loons.

The Retired One said...

Oh, Gawd....what a GORGEOUS photo of one, Shelley! I love their call, too...we hardly ever get any on our lake but I found some last year on another inland lake and stole some shots...I was so thrilled.
I hope you get some more too, this spring...!

The Early Birder said...

Gosh, how quickly time passes and they will soon be back just for you. FAB.

Elaine said...

I can't wait to see more of your gorgeous photos of the loons! This one is fabulous!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the loon, Shelley. Hope you get to see LOTS of them this spring.
Hugs
Betsy

Susan W. said...

Stunning shot!

Daisy said...

Hurray for Shelley's Loons! :D Great picture. I hope you get to see lots of your favorites this spring.

Sandy said...

Ohhhh that time of year and the loons will be back, I bet you are happy.

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Yes, soon I'll have them back too, and I decided to focus on them this year, hoping to get nice shots of a family!! Let's see if I will succeed in!!! I'm like you so impatient. you got a very ncie picture of it ;-)

Jayne said...

Can't wait to see your Loons again either Shelley! Come on spring!

A New England Life said...

I can just imagine how wonderful it must be to hear the Loons for the first time every year. Such a joyous sound! I'd be willing to bet they are just as happy to be back as you are to have them back.

Rural Rambler said...

Yowza! Great picture Shelley!

Leeloo said...

Wow, amazing capture!! Can't wait until they're back so we can see this year's pictures :)

Montanagirl said...

Great shot, Shelley. Be waiting for your posts of the Loons. Love their call.

Jen said...

You're just doing your job as a Loon Ranger.
I hope you have lots and lots of babies this year.

Jenny said...

Looking foward to lots of loon shots Shelley. I usually quite like winter, but I'm impatient to see the first swallow this spring! It's been a long season!

bennie and patsy said...

Beautiful!
Patsy

Deb said...

You really captured the beauty of the Loon Shelley! I love hearing them at the Cottage ♥

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Gorgeous, Shell!!! I am sooooo looking forward to hearing the loons while camping. The seagulls are back so it won't be long!

You are a gem on the Internet!!!

I have been walking around while the blanket of snow melts and enjoying the sense of freedom once more. Soon green buds will delight the eye!

My next book will be released on June 1st. :D Living in Michigan ROCKS!!!

Hugs, JJ

Q said...

Soon they will return!
I watched Snow Geese migrating north yesterday. They were high on the thermals.
spring is in my air and soon will be in yours!
Happy Loons,
Sherry

Coy said...

I know the feeling, can hardly wait to see them myself! Lovely image@

HANNIBAL said...

OH YES, SPRING IS ALMOST HERE, and I know, with your new lens, you will get your best Loon pics yet!

Willard said...

A beautiful, dramatic photo!

Bill S. said...

Great picture and I also dream about their return. It is amazing what the return of spring birds can do for us humans.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous picture! I love the sound a loon makes - it's so raw - but beautiful at the same time.

Tina said...

Gosh, Shelley, do I hear a tad bit of impatience for Spring and all that it brings in that post? You just posted what everyone is feeling and you did it in such a nice way, too! I can't wait for you to see those loons and for us to see your photos!! I so hope you get some pics of those babies this year!

Bird Girl said...

Hi Shelley!
What a gorgeous action shot to 'kick off' your loony season ;-) It's been a l-o-n-g winter and I bet you can't wait to set your focus on these wonderful loons!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelley: Beautiful capture of a neat bird.

Kelly said...

...beautiful photo of the loon. I can't wait until you start hearing them again too, because we get to see photos of them! This has been a very long winter...spring...hurry up!

Leedra said...

I will never see or hear a loon in a movie without thinking of you. I hope someday to see a loon in person.

Knatolee said...

Ahhhhhh, beautiful!

Ms. ~K said...

You long for the loons as I do the hummers! Awwww, Spring!
~K

Let's Paint Nature said...

I feel your excitement! They should be up North soon, I spotted one a few days ago in the Chicago area. This year however, I did not hear them call.
:(
Anyway expect them soon!
Chris

Coy said...

They are on their way Shelly. I encountered my first for the season Saturday.

Mary said...

Beautiful!