Still dressed in winter feathers. Dull as dull can be.
Almost ready to head north for summer with the necklace and checkerboard. He is just waiting for a few more feathers to turn black on his head.
The famous "snorkeling" posture where the loon looks underwater before diving.
It was really amazing how tame this last loon was. He just floated around while Di positioned the boat between him and sun so that I could get decent photos. This bird was truly content even though we were only 20 - 30 yards away from him. It makes me wonder if he summers on a pond that has lots of people and boats like his winter home in Charlotte Harbor FL.
I wonder where these birds go for the summer home. Maine? Canada? Minnesota? Upstate NY? Where ever they go, they will be a real treat for anyone who is lucky enough to see them in their summer finest.