Crawfish Etouffe for lunch

We were thrilled to see a loon in one of the ponds at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. We have seen them eating fish in the past, but this hungry loon ate a large fish and then showed us his crawfish!

At Sunrise

I have been privileged to follow the development of this chick from the day it started to peck its way out of the egg. Here it is eight days old.
This photo was taken at sunrise from my kayak.

Territorial Display of the Common Loon

The loon family was having a peaceful morning in a quiet bay when another loon decided to land on the lake about fifty meters away. Goodbye peace and quiet. Both parents decided the visitor was too close to their chick. This is the female ‘walking’ on water, creating lots of splash and hopefully chasing the intruder off.

Common loon

A quiet moment as the adult loon offers a small morsel to its new family

Someday, a real loon!

After the mother loon spread her wings, this little one copied. It was so cute because the wings are so little! I love loons.

Free Ride

Captured this picture just this spring. Baby was just born/hatched!

Supper Time!

Got this photo this spring. The baby loon is just a few weeks old.

Loon Love

I got this shot on the lake that our cabin is on. (Swan Lake).
This mother/father loon was so patient. And did not get upset when I took the picture.
I just love loons.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology