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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Loon

We often seen Loons near the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Bellingham, Washington.  Sometiems one - sometimes two - though one time we saw several, which is unusual.


Can you see how tiny the loon looks next to that big ferry.



She had just come up from a dive - a lucky capture


Gotta love that camera and its magnificent zoom.  Canon PowerShot SX30IS
It can zoom up to 140X


So pretty when the sun comes out










One time we saw a loon at Squalicum Harbor






I have a stained glass loon in the dining room window.  This picture was taken on one of our rare snowy winter days a few years ago.  My SIL has excellent taste in picking gifts, wouldn't you say?


On a tree in our backyard - there are no loons here - really - none - but I love the sign.








25 comments:

Gary said...

Nice find on the loons!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mary Kiss said...

Indeed the loon is so tiny and he is alone too. Great shots!

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HansHB said...

Great serie of shots!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We saw loons when we vacationed in Minnesota one year -- such a beautiful bird.

TexWisGirl said...

they're such beautiful birds!

eileeninmd said...

Love the loons, great sighting and photos.

mick said...

Great photos of the loons on the beautiful blue water.

Patrice said...

Love the pattern on his back!

Julie Fukuda said...

I have a Canon PowerShot G7 and it also contains lots of loon photos. Lake or bay, they add such beauty and I love their plaintive wail.

Chel C said...

I love that sign. We have one near us saying ducks xing. xx

mary kiss said...

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Kim,USA

Ken Schneider said...

You obtained some very sharp closeups-- great camera work!

Jeanne said...

Exceptional photo's. I have a special fondness for Loons. The way they sit in the water, The sound of their call. Brings back many special memories of camping and boating up in Minnesota.

Mary said...

Loons are wonderful, and these are such magnificent shots, JoAnn! :) Thank you so much for posting. I also love the way their babies ride on Mummy's back!

Karen said...

Beautiful shots. I love the haunting call of loons on the lake at night.

Lina Gustina said...

Great find. Wonderful shots of this lovely bird.

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greenthumb said...

Such a pretty bird.

Luna Miranda said...

oh, love the sign! beautiful and exotic-looking bird.

Anni said...

LOVE this series. Yes, that loon looks mighty small doesn't it? What a great perspective. And such a dapper 'dressed' loon. It looks like he's in formal wear. The stain glass is awesome.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love loons. You captured some amazing photos. The cameras today with the extra zoom make us all birdy papparazi :)

Carletta said...

They are quite handsome in their black and white formal wear! :)
Love the stained glass. Bet that is pretty with the sun shining through.

Gordon said...

Love the Loons we don't get too many in the UK,
Gordon.

pattisjarrett said...

Great shots of the Loon. Great camera!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots! The stained glass is beautiful.

Lisa said...

I've never understood the term crazy as a loon. I think they are adorable! And these look like they're wearing such cute black and white tuxedos! Great shots.
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