Baby Loon testing wings and giving a display.

Not only were these two young practicing diving, but copying their parent’s displays.

Swimming Takes it out of You

Two babies for the returning Common Loons on our cottage lake. They are about 3.5 weeks old here, and have been learning to dive. The parents are quite patient with us as we usually drift along in the canoe and they don’t call out any distress calls at all. They are more concerned with what appears to be a returning male from 2 years ago. (Their chicks died last year).

Baby Loon under her wing

Baby Loon Wing Flap

Stuck in the Middle

Young Loon Talking

A young Loon stays close to Mom.

Baby Loon’s First Excursion

First excursion onto a lake by this youngster, while the sibling stayed in the adjoining swamp, protected by dead branches and reeds. Mother Loon accompanied the more adventurous one.

Along for the ride

Baby loon on mum’s back

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology