This sequence of loon photos begins on July 20, 2009 at Damariscotta Lake, Maine. I was late arriving at the lake this summer. And by mid-July when I finally had my boat, this year's loon "chick" was already a two-month old teenager. At this stage, the juvenile is about half the size of an adult, already molting its initial brown feathers soon to be replaced with gray feathers later in the summer. So our loon juvenile looks a little ratty in these photos. There was only one surviving chick in this year's brood; normally there are two.
Keywords:Damariscotta Lake, Maine, common loon, loon
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