A Visiting Loon

It's one of my favorite things at the cabin – seeing loons and hearing their plaintive cry. Sometimes I can get fairly close to them when out in the kayak. But ultimately they always dive and swim away, surfacing far off in any direction. So imagine my surprise this morning when we saw a loon paddling languidly at the end of our dock.

Knowing how skittish they are, I set up my camera and monopod on the deck of the cabin. I was afraid that getting any closer was likely to drive him away. But after snapping a multitude of photos, I ventured halfway down to the lake, and eventually right onto the dock. Still Mr. Loon lingered. Swimming slowly back and forth, he seemed to accept our presence, even when Katie and Erik joined me. He wasn't fazed by us in the slightest.

Eventually the loon swam away. But he left us knowing we'd seen something special. Thanks for the visit, Mr. Loon!

 

One thought on “A Visiting Loon

  1. Dear Molly,
    Angie used to go out on our SeaDoo, on Birch Lake, and when she encountered loons, she would shut off the motor, sit there, and “talk” to the loons. She would “sing” their call, and they would respond back with a call, and she would love just “conversing” with the loons on Big Birch Lake.
    Thanks for sharing this “Loon” experience!
    Love,
    Phillis and Bill

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