July 02, 2013

Low Rider

Low Rider by ricmcarthur
Low Rider, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
I like the way loons stay so low in the water as they slowly cruise by.
This one was at a local marina swimming in one of the channels. A few hours latter it was gone.

Loons are a large bird at 32 inches and the bill is dager like.

in breeding plumage they have a black head and bill and a checkered back and a broken white necklace.
Gavia adamsii

1 comment:

Angie in T.O. said...

Can't wait to hear my first Loon of the season!