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photoblog image Loons Sunbathing... Waiting to Go Into the Cold Water

Loons Sunbathing... Waiting to Go Into the Cold Water

 

Loons are unique and beautiful birds, yet sometimes they are tricky to identify. They hold their bodies lower in the water than most ducks, but one group of ducks—mergansers—swims low and are even shaped like loons...

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there are a few of each of them here...

Loons Sunbathing... Waiting to Go Into the Cold Water

 

Loons are unique and beautiful birds, yet sometimes they are tricky to identify. They hold their bodies lower in the water than most ducks, but one group of ducks—mergansers—swims low and are even shaped like loons...

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photoblog image MG_0233.JPG

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there are a few of each of them here...

comments (9)

Coucou Peter, ils sont tout mignons!!! Le printemps est enfin arrivé... Bisou à  vous deux, bon samedi tout en douceur!
....peter:): Coucou Maria-LIna!
Il est toujours agréable de voir les oiseaux d'eau arriver... cela signifie que la glace sera dégoutée du lac dans un jour de plus ... ils sont mignons jouer sur la glace... Bisous et bon samedi tout doux....peter/pierresmile
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 13 May 2017, 03:37
Cuspian Loons...
....peter:): they go by different names around the world Ray but they are loons to me and that means that spring is here....petersmile
They are lovely birds - and you're lucky to be able to watch them!
....peter:): there is always one pair of them who reside in our bay and we hear their calls throughout the season Elizabeth... we watch them dive for over two minutes at a time while they hunt for fish....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 May 2017, 06:12
No doubt just like the humans they too are looking forward to spring
....peter:): they are at that Chris... they never arrive until the day that the lake opens up... and it happened overnight....petersmile
I think I see two female mallards at the very bottom of your shot.
....peter:): there was a mixture of ducks and Loons in this group Mary... but the female mallards are usually brownish grey up here... the ones that yo see are white and black... a group of ducks—mergansers that swim low and are even shaped like loons...
we also have mallards that arrived two weeks ago... and wish that they hadn't....petersmile
The loons are back smile
....peter:): that means that all the ice on the lake will be gone by the next day Bill... and it was....petersmile
Loon-spotting must be a careful art...
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 May 2017, 23:16
A lovely scene smile
....peter:): your not a very good hostess today Cherie... i get this message from your site:

Oops, this site has expired or
the hosting has been removed

....petersmile
A very nice shot, Peter. That ice will soon be gone.
....peter:): that ice was gone the next morning Michael... today's posting....petersmile

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camera Canon EOS REBEL T2i
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sensitivity ISO100
focal length 55.0mm
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