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Wild Rose’s Common Loons

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4474

There have been three Common loons that spend each spring on Wild Rose lake in Bragg Creek.  Last weekend, I found them for the first time this year and watched them for swim, dive, call and chase each other around for an hour.  The morning light on the water was beautiful and made a great backdrop for these lovely birds.

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4510

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4587

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4476

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4498

Loons need a long stretch of water to use as a runway to get airborne.  When this trio decided to leave, two flew along the far end of the lake away from me.  The third, fortunately for me, flew towards me and lifted into the air right beside me.

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4625

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4631

Wild Rose's Common Loons - © Christopher Martin-4643

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19 responses

  1. very good 🙂

    June 6, 2016 at 7:20 am

  2. Lovely!

    May 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm

  3. This is just beautiful. Thank you 🙂

    May 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

  4. Splendid shot with the splash of water!

    May 12, 2016 at 3:24 am

  5. Nice shots!

    May 12, 2016 at 2:47 am

  6. Great shots!

    May 12, 2016 at 1:49 am

  7. P. Grover

    Chris …..many thanks for these beautiful pictures you send….always makes my day………..P.G.

    May 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm

  8. Beautiful

    May 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  9. Beautiful photos of the Common Loon, Christopher. We have many Loons in northern Minnesota, and they are a common sight on area lakes. In fact their unique calls are synonymous with the ‘north woods.’ We often get them in the city lakes several hundred miles south of the ‘north woods,’ as they migrate in the spring and fall. The Common Loon is anything but… It is even designated the Minnesota State Bird! I’m quite confident that almost anywhere in Alberta also qualifies as the ‘north woods.’ Cheers!

    May 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  10. sueashby7

    Loons are one of my most favorite birds. Not only are they beautiful, but their call is so moody. They really stir up my creativity. You have taken some very beautiful pictures here. I love them.

    May 11, 2016 at 10:57 am

  11. super

    May 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

  12. elegante

    May 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

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  14. GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2016 at 8:31 am

  15. Hermosas imágenes, me hizo sentir que estaba en ese lago presente…saludos…

    May 11, 2016 at 8:24 am

  16. The next to last photo really captures the difficulty these birds have getting into the air. Beautiful images all.

    May 11, 2016 at 8:23 am

  17. Very Lovely 🙂

    May 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

  18. wow! these shots are beautiful!

    May 11, 2016 at 8:00 am

  19. Beautiful shots!

    May 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

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