This gallery documents a Common Loon family with chicks on Damariscotta Lake, Maine. I found a well-camouflaged loon nest on June 9, and have been photographing this family since the chick hatch on June 23. There were two chicks hatched although the smaller of the two survived for only one day, taken apparently by a snapping turtle.
This gallery also includes rare images of an adult loon attempting to kill and swallow a 12" largemouth bass. In six years of loon photography, I have never seen anything like it!
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