I love my mommy

Common Loons

Parent and baby

Gillies Lake, Timmins Ontario

 

Loons are very good parents and take care of and feed their young until they are 12 weeks of age and are able to fly on their own to migrate south in the Fall. The young will return home in their third year for their first breeding season within 10 miles of where they were born. The oldest-known Common Loon lived at least 24 years, 1 month, spending its summers on a lake in Michigan.

 

I'd like to wish my friend Roberta (Nature's Poetry) a very Happy Birthday today.

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  • Bill 3y

    That is just too cute. I so wish we had loons down here.
  • Debbie Miller 3y

    I tried to favorite this twice, but it wouldn't let me ... LOVE LOVE!
  • Wild Valley Photos 3y

    awesome shots! nice info
  • Brake Fಌr Nature ~ On Lifes Highway 3y

    My connection is slow (continuation of a crappy week ... lol) and I was going to hold off comments until tomorrow. Also need to get to bed because 4 AM is going to hit fast and then I remembered these loons and just had to stop in!!

    Loon families are so amazing and so is this shot!! Babies are getting really big now. The one thing about going to SD was seeing the loons again up north. But I guess little cubs and big tatanka were worth the trade.

    Have a marvelous weekend and I hope I'll be sharing flowers with you soon. Hugs....
  • RON 3y

    Lovely capture with beautiful details and compo!
  • kim menzel 3y

    This is so sweet and such a wonderful capture Corinne. Beautiful!
    Thanks for the interesting info! :-) They are good Moms!
    Very endearing, thanks for the smiles.
    Enjoy your weekend! :-)
  • Martin D. Parr 3y

    Gorgeous shots Corinne!!
  • Robert Cumming 3y

    Beautiful shots Corinne .... I'm still Loonless .... Seems every time I go there they are a mile away ... ( Arg ) ... :-)
  • Bonnie Fera 3y

    Beautiful shots, Corinne, they are growing too fast!!
  • Keith Williams 3y

    Wow, great to get so close to the little one with a parent Corinne.
  • boodle3 3y

    brilliant capture
  • Diane 3y

    They are such lovely birds,neat capture.
  • Duck Lover 3y

    Great shots!

    Seen in the fowlest group on flickr:

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  • Michael Gregory 3y

    Beautiful shot, reminds me of home in the Adirondacks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Teresa Mc Kenna 3y

    Absolutely Stunning Fantastic details. Up there with the very best. Well done Corinne. Regards Tess *_*
  • Betty Wiley 3y

    wow - this is such a fabulous nature shot! I have yet to have the opportunity to photograph loons...wonderful work to get both the mom and baby!
  • Marilou Lehmann 3y

    Such a heartwarming shot! Loons are wonderful birds. So beautifully captured!
  • Russ David 3y

    wonderful photo!!
  • Photo-tistic 3y

    Darling and wonderful as always!
  • Philip Dunn 2y

    Outstanding !! Wow !
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