Sunday Morning with the Loons

June 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Both loon chicks seemed to be doing well Sunday morning. Their pond was a relatively quiet place. The only time the parents seemed alerted was when a pack of coyotes started talking just west of the pond.

The parents spent much of the morning bringing chick-bite-sized morsels to the chicks.

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Sometimes, the parents were overly ambitious. Here's one with a bass fingerling that must outweigh the chicks:

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The chicks were exploring the world and learning to loon. These wing things must do something.... Common loonCommon loonCommon loon,

Mom and dad were leaving the little guys for longer and longer periods as they foraged.
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But the chicks were content to ride along when they had the opportunity Common loonCommon loonCommon loon,


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