I am very pleased to see that the loons are back in our bay again this year. We have seen two come quite close to the dock: much closer than they did last year. I wonder if they are the same two that were there last year that had one baby?
It was lovely watching this little one grow up and seeing the attentive parents looking after it.
The bay is certainly full of these tiny fish, so I can see why they chose to spend so much time there.
We took the canoe out a couple of weeks ago and were concerned that one of our loons was unwell. Actually we were not sure if it was a loon to begin with because it was so curled up we couldn’t see the makings well. We went closer and could see it was a loon and began to worry it was unwell. It turned out it was taking a nap, even though there was a beady eye looking out, it clearly wasn’t paying attention and unfortunately we startled it when it woke it up and saw us closer than it was comfortable with.
It had a few words with us and off it went. Hopefully he won’t stay away for long!
Loons are such beautiful birds and I never tire of feeling excited each time I see them in the bay.
And that haunting call is just so special. I feel like I have just been given a hug when I hear it!