Loon’s nest


Loons do not nest on Kootenay Lake because the springtime changes in water level are so large that a shoreline nest would be flooded. Yet, they do nest nearby on small lakes higher in the mountains, which is where I saw one last year. This year, the nest on that lake was much more distant across the water. I still managed some views, first of loons in waters near me, and then of eggs in the nest.  

 While the loons usually stay far from humans, on this occasion they were close.

This allowed some detailed views.

The nest was not always occupied but, on this occasion, it was.

When the loon was not incubating, two eggs were evident.

This backside view of a loon adjusting the position of its eggs with its bill is the oddest bird picture I have taken.

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3 Responses to Loon’s nest

  1. Lorna Surina says:

    Fabulous! So glad you were able to get these photos.

  2. Grace Devaux says:

    Thanks so much for your great photos Alistair. You do all the leg work and we get a close up view of nature and all it’s beauty. Your work and knowledge is really appreciated. Grace

  3. Pamella Wik says:

    The world of wonders you bring right up to the rim of the eye. Incalculable benefit.

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