Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nesting Loon....


A pair of loons nest in the same location each year and it's not far from a busy highway. Biologists have set up a nesting platform not far from here but they ignore it and choose to nest on this rock instead. I was standing on the shore when I took this photo and it was a pretty warm day so the loon was panting to stay cool.

9 comments:

Sandpiper said...

Fantastic picture, John! It's nice to see a loon that isn't surrounded by water, for a change. I love the composition.

quintarantino said...

Saw you at Sandpiper's blog and decided to come and take a look.
May I say how glad I am to have decided to do it ... great photos and nice posts.

Eve said...

Wow great shot...I love the unusual capture and the spots are so beautiful!!
Thanks John!

The Birdlady said...

Great! Love it.

Stacey Huston said...

Great Capture John. What a rare find, and it is cool to know that they return to the same rock each year.. Beautiful

Nick S said...

Lovely to get a close shot of the Loon on its nest !

david mcmahon said...

Lovely shot. And a great explanation as to why the loon was panting.

As someone who does a bit of writing occasionally, I appreciate those details!

Mary said...

How beautiful!

Kathiesbirds said...

I absolutley LOVE LOONS! Look at that sleek black neck! What a beautiful bird with such a haunting voice. I miss the call of the loons. I don't believe we have any here in AZ.