Common Loon

Friends, this black bird is a Common Loon, but he is far from commonly found. He and she only nest on lakes with no acidity, wilderness birds that rely on clean water and fresh air.  They are difficult to photograph unless the light is directly on them, because their dominant color is black and a very dark green on their heads.  When they are diving for food, they sit very low in the water.  This one fishes in a channel where he passes very close to the road. We thank him for the wonderful image and move on, soon the loon couple will be carrying a chick on their backs as they swim the lake. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on May 11, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. He sure is pretty to be “common.” lol

  2. I’ve never seen a loon up close. Beautiful capture, beautiful specimen. Margie

  3. Great photograph

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