Monday, October 1, 2007

a good day for loons

This afternoon we heard two loons being very noisy out in front of our house. Mark grabbed the camera, a humongous lens, and a tripod - and captured these images of one of them.

We hear loons almost daily, but they're usually on the next bay over. It was very fun to have them here - even though they stayed quite far from shore.
I'm guessing that's seaweed in his/her mouth.
(This one shows the photo before auto-correct and cropping.)

9 comments:

Me said...

I love loons - they are beautiful and eerie - haunting -

Susie said...

I always think of On Golden Pond when I think of loons..
Great photos :)
xo

Trailhead said...

Loons are very high on my Most Favored Animals list! And I'm so jealous that you get to hear them all the time. My favorite memory of them is backpacking into a lake in Glacier NP and falling asleep to their calls. I even have a loon clock in my kitchen that makes the call on every hour.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Wow! You are living in your own little version of "On Golden Pond"! How cool!!!!! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Karen said...

I thought of "On Golden Pond" too:) The pictures are awesome!

Kitt said...

Aw. I miss loons. Lucky you!

Lynne said...

I'm another one who immediately thought of On Golden Pond! I've never seen a loon before. Great pictures.

Rurality said...

We get a few loons in the winter here in Alabama, but they are silent then.

meresy_g said...

Very cool that you have loons. Loons are something I've only ever seen a few times in my life. They have such a great call and are such a handsome bird.