A Peaceful Morning With The Loons, et al, June 8, 2022

Monday morning was a beautiful spring morning to visit the loons and friends. Provided one doesn’t object to paddling about in 42° weather. Let’s see what I found.

The Adirondack Loon Center is raffling off a Hornbeck Canoe to raise funds for loon preservation in the Adirondacks. Hornbeck boats are beautiful, very light weight boats, worth taking a look.

One of our pair of loons was patrolling the pond and foraging as the sun rose.
A few minutes later, the loon departed on an errand. The pond is surrounded by hills. Often departing loons have to circle the pond to gain enough altitude to clear the hills, giving me an extra change to get in flight shots.
A song sparrow went through his repertoire to greet the morning.
Mr. Oriole was busy hauling groceries to his nest.
A couple mergansers promenaded around the pond.
Even Mrs. Kingfisher was generous enough to hold still for a photo – quite the rare occurrence.
Our loon on nest duty took a break to stretch, preen, forage and nap after a time.
Streeeetttttcccchhhh…..
On the surface between foraging dives.
Settled in for a midmorning nap.

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6 Comments

  1. Reply
    Linda Charron June 8, 2022

    Great pics, Love the Loons!

  2. Reply
    Cathy McGrath June 9, 2022

    Love the kingfisher, too

  3. Reply
    Paula Ferreby June 9, 2022

    What beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Reply
    Jeffrey McAllister June 9, 2022

    Thanks for a great way to start the day.

  5. Reply
    Alexandra Corwin June 9, 2022

    WONDERFUL photos, but could you make the print a bit larger and/or darker for us older folks, please?

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