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13-JUN-2008 Hank v/d Velde

20080614 164 Common Loons (imm 1 day old)#8 SERIES.jpg

Mississippi River/Lake, Ontario

The Series "ONE HOUR IN THE LIFE OF A ONE-DAY OLD COMMON LOON CHICK" continued from yesterday. (See previous two postings for description, notes and the initial images, 1a, 1b, 1 & 2....7).

Image 8 (above): After swimming around for a while, junior wants back up. Mom/Dad obligingly raises his/her wing and lowers his/her body. Junior struggles a bit, but finally manages to get up.

Image 9: Once back on board, it’s time to do some grooming.

Image 10: “Perhaps I should straighten out Mom/Dad’s feathers a minute too”

Image 11: “Now, I’ll MOON that photographer before embarking on………….”

Image 12: “…………. an other cruise up the Mississippi.”


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larose forest photos23-Jan-2013 03:42
Such magnificent birds, birds of the north I always think. A lovely shot of this one.
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