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.
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.