Last seen heading north in mid-May the Loons are now passing through on their way south
While on the water Thursday I noticed twin wakes cutting across the placid surface some distance away. A quick peak through binos confirmed that a pair of feeding loons were causing the disturbance. Unable to approach closely for portrait shots I was content with a more distant shot that included the reflection of the colorful autumn foliage.
Pied-billed Grebes are also among the waterbirds moving south for the winter
A Great Blue Heron watches stoically from a lake side log
The great blue herons however are in no hurry to move. Instead they will remain as long as open water can be found. A few birds will remain throughout the winter feeding along the spring-fed streams that remain ice-free.
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