Modified 7-Jul-08
Created 21-Jun-08
16 photos

These common loons were photographed on Damariscotta Lake, Maine in June 2008.  This is the first time in several years that our "local" loon family has had two chicks, the normal brood.  There was only one chick last year and the year before.  It's fascinating to watch the loons protect and feed their young.
common loonloon adult with two chicksloon chicksloon with two chickschick feeding timefeeding the chicksChick under protective wingJumping onto mama's back!Chicks trail behind, but never far from adultloon distress postureloon chick tries out the foot waggleloon with two chicks aboardOne awake, one asleeploon familyWings-out distress posturebeating the water to a froth

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:common loon, loon, loon chicks