Photographs by Frank

10 June 2014

Loons

Filed under: Birds,Monadnock Region — Tags: — Frank @ 12:00 PM

 A long time ago yesterday in a galaxy pond far, far not too far away… I discovered a pair of nesting loons.

It is unusual to find a nest that can be observed (and photographed) easily from land and one needs really soft, even light to do justice to a black and white bird photographically. Yesterday afternoon, in intermittent light rain, every thing came together.

The photos are of two individuals. The one sitting on the nest was there the entire time (about 90 minutes) I observed him/her. The other, which was close by most of the time, alternated between fishing and resting. The nearby mallard family was just a bonus.

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Common Loon on Nest #1
Common Loon on Nest #1
Common Loon on Nest #2
Common Loon on Nest #2
Common Loon #1
Common Loon #1
Common Loon #2
Common Loon #2
Mallard Hen with Young
Mallard Hen with Young

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