April 05, 2017

Spring birding

Went out looking for birds today and decided to check the area where we have seen snowy owls.
No owl but there was a nice selection of ducks and grebes and a LOON.
We like loons.

Gavia immer

Loons swallow most of their prey underwater. The loon has sharp, rearward-pointing projections on the roof of its mouth and tongue that help it keep a firm hold on slippery fish.
Migrating loons have been clocked flying at speeds more than 70 mph.

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