Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Loon and chicks

While canoeing in Wisconsin this past week the loons and their chicks allowed me to get up fairly close for pictures.  It was especially endearing to see the little chicks riding on the parent's back.

Loons are great divers and eat mainly minnows and also amphibians, crustaceans and aquatic fauna.  They prefer clean water lakes, since they visually locate their prey.

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