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
Posted on May 11, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wildlife and tagged birds, common loon, Crex Meadows, loon, mjspringett, photography, postaday, wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
He sure is pretty to be “common.” lol
Thanks russel, they are not very common as there is usually only one pair per lake, MJ
I’ve never seen a loon up close. Beautiful capture, beautiful specimen. Margie
thanks margie, they are so dark so difficult to photograph well, so you can see the lovely red eye, MJ