Another image from my Saturday encounter with the Bonaparte's Gulls
Activity in the middle of the lake drew my attention to two loons actively fishing
It was apparent that the loons still sporting their winter plumage had located a school of baitfish near the surface. The birds were diving repeatedly and swimming near the surface as I could track their progress by the small fish jumping out of the water.
Taking a short break between dives the loon eyes me closely.
I always look forward to the spring loon migration and enjoy watching and photographing them during the short time they spend in my area. From past experience I expect this may be my last encounter for the year unless they are still around come next weekend. Normally they move on by the middle of May.