Waking to the call of the loons…one of the beautiful parts of the Adirondack experience. Loons abound on the Adirondack lakes and ponds. I usually find them in pairs, but was delighted to find four friends (photo above) on a recent evening along Bear Pond. Loons are relatively solitary and mate for life. I haven’t seen any chicks this season so they must have hatched and grown earlier in the season. Here’s a couple just lolling about on a recent evening:
And this loon is shaking a leg as part of preening:
Other larger birds are out and about. I don’t ever recall seeing a raven up close, but this one was perched high on a tree stump and making the most awful noise… a bird worthy of Edgar Allen Poe!
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