Loons on the lake in Banff National Park

I found a pair of common loons on the third Vermilion Lake in the Banff National Park on the weekend.  They were diving and skimming the water surface for food, enjoying the sunshine and paddling close to each other at different points.

The sunlight caught the iridescence in their feathers.  It is beautiful when the red eyes glow and the silky greens shimmer along their necks.

10 responses

  1. I thought loons were only in Ontario?

    May 25, 2017 at 3:57 am

    • Hi – Common loons summer across most of Canada. They winter on the east and west coasts with some staying at large inland waterways. The ebird and Audubon sites have more detail about their locations through the year if you are interested.

      May 26, 2017 at 6:57 am

      • So the loon is a symbol of Canada as a whole?

        May 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

  2. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin.

    May 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm

  3. Beautiful photos!

    May 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  4. daveyone1

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    May 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm

  5. Reblogged this on Le Bien-Etre au bout des Doigts.

    May 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm

  6. I think it is one my favorite birds! I miss the call of the loon!

    May 24, 2017 at 9:35 am

  7. Such a beautiful bird…very nice photos. (Suzanne)

    May 24, 2017 at 7:25 am

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