A Truly Handsome Bird

Friends, this common loon is sitting high on the water, they can regulate how their body sits in the water, when they are feeding the chicks, they sit very low and sometimes all you see is their heads speeding toward the chicks with a small fish in their bills. Most of the time they dive to go underwater, but sometimes they just slip away under water. Sink or dive that is the option for fish hunting, this bird can stay underwater for up to five minutes before returning to the surface. ย til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on July 5, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. a wonderful portrait mj, i am wishing we had loons here ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Not only are your pictures fabulous but I love the little stories that help me understand how they live.

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