January 28, 2014



Dearest Sallie;
OMG; firstly I loved the "play on words"(*^_^*) When I cheked the word "loon", I remembered that my husband once said that he sometimes see a couple of loons dive into the water to catch the fish when he goes fishing. I let him see your great pictures♪♪♪ This little coincidence made me a little happy p;)

Wishing you a Happy Sunday; my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*


These are excellent shots. Haven't seen, or heard, a loon since I lived in the mid-west.


Fantastic shots of the loons.


Great photos... They do look injured when trying to get around on land like grebes


That is very interesting how the loons navigate land, Sallie. Something I definitely did not know. Gorgeous photos.


I didn't know that about loons, their legs do look rather strange compared to other water birds. It is quite a beautiful bird, though. Thanks for sharing it.

Linda (Colorado Farm Life)

Goodness! I thought the Loon was hurt also. I'm glad you taught me about the Loon. We (as far as I know) don't have Loon's here.

NatureFootstep Photo

that was interesting info Sallie. I did not know that. So the loon actually are unable to walk. Great shots!

Adam Jones

Brilliant shots. I see these birds in the UK, but I've never seen one on land. Really nice.


lovely photos, we call loons divers over here...


A beautiful bird ! But I don't understand at all what can be a political loony !

Mary Howell Cromer

Wow fascinating and great image shares~


That's really a strange position, how he sits there, lol !

Erco Travels, India

Nice informative article and photos!!


Awesome close up photos! And, I still think he looks mighty cute despite the loss of his more dramatic coloring:)
Rain here now--I miss the sun already, but with the wildfires and drought, it's a blessing. Enjoy the sun for me!


He does look a bit like a beached whale. What a pity you don't hear them call down there, it is one of those extra special sound in nature together with the limpid, watery song of the Australian magpie and the mournful, descending trill of the fan-tail cuckoo.

Reader Wil

Thanks for these beautiful photos and the interesting information, Sally. I wish you a wonderful week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Janice Adcock

Great shots!


Ooh my goodness. He must be terribly vulnerable at times!


What marvelous photos Sallie, and such interesting information. I didn't know a lot of these facts and enjoyed learning about them. Thank you :)


Beautiful photo and great to see a loon so close.


The Loons are awesome birds. Wonderful closeups, Sallie! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sharon Wagner

Nice pics with the grainy background.

Dina Johnston

Love these shots. I don't think I've ever seen a loon on land before.


Isn't the loon the Minnesota state bird? Either that or the mosquito!

We have lots of loons here in Ocala. If you ever come up this way, I'll introduce you. They look a bit different from this one, though! :)


Fabulous photos! These are awesome.


Wow, you got some really awesome images of this beautiful duck! Fascinating facts about them, too. Thanks so much for sharing!

EG CameraGirl

Looks like you were able to get very close! NICE!

Hootin' Anni

How awesome!!! What terrific images!!! I'm totally impressed by these photos. Well done.


really awesome! would love to see these beauties.


Lovely images Sallie. Their legs are positioned so far back that they must be heavily weighted to tip over when not on water.


How interesting. I appreciate all the info with your photos!

Karen, Pixel Posts

Terrific close-ups Sallie. Loons are one of my fave water birds. We have them here in the summer on the lake at the cottage. I love to hear their call.

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