Friends, this loon parent is feeding his/her chicks, the fish is as big as the chick, no wonder those chicks grow so fast. I watched while mama loon carried the chicks on her back and at 3:30pm she called to the male, soon the male appeared and both parents dove below the surface finding food to feed the chicks. They put on quite a show but i was stretching the limits of my telephoto lens to record these proceedings. I have gone back on two other occasions but they have moved out to the center of the lake. This image is a little lacking in quality but does show the “decisive moment”. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on June 5, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged birds, Crex Meadows, mjspringett, photography, postaday, wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Awwww! I am a sucker for critter babies!
me too, MJ
I’ve seen lots of loon photo but this is at the top of my list.
fantastic mj, all is clear, and the loon has such fine markings!