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Common Loon (Gavia immer) discovered by Tclenche (#4304)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 27, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Posted on: August 29, 2014 @ 9:57 PM (diff: 2 days)
Comments:
a mother loon was feeding her young in the pond as I photographed her. She did not appear to be disturbed by the activity of the 4 children playing and splashing in the water. in a couple of photos I can see food in her beak, surprisingly, at least to me, it was not fish, but either large bugs or possible crayfish. I would love for others to look and comment on this feeding behaviour!!!!

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By sam on 8/29/2014 10:12:10 PM

excellent photos, tom. unusual and fortunate to be at thew right place at the right time. Like it.!!! Sam

By Tclenche on 8/29/2014 10:18:02 PM

thanks Sam. It was one of my best nature encounters so far with my new camera. I hope to try again on a quiet day to see if I can get some closer feeding to see exactly WHAT the young are being fed!

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