Sunday, May 09, 2010

Looking Up

Looking Up

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.


Montanagirl said...

I love the call of the Loon. I have never heard it except in the movie "On Golden Pond". They're truly a beautiful bird.

Tom said...

Hi Salty...
Excellent sets of pictures awaited my visit today and I really enjoyed my time catching up here. I do like these Bonapartes Gulls, never seen these before... As for Loons... I have heard their call on the movies only... and it is through can tell them from other wild fowl.
Great work.