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Common Loon - Cat Napping | by AlaskaFreezeFrame
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Common Loon - Cat Napping

I spend many hours just watching the loons, as they sleep. Well, not really sleep; more of a cat nap. They are very aware of what is going on around them. Every couple of minutes their eyes come open for a quick look around. So, I just sit quietly in my raft and wait for them to do something. It is also a good way to let them get used to me working close. After a good nap they always preen and do wing flaps. That is what makes waiting easy, just knowing that I will get a good chance for some action when the nap is over. Also, it is very peaceful sitting in my raft at sunrise on a calm lake.

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Taken on August 28, 2011