08/10/18 Common Loons 2

Posted: September 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

I’m posting the second group of Common Loon shots. This pair has been confronting visiting loons all summer. The nesting pair are extremely territorial and will not put up with any visiting loons on their lake. There have been many standoffs and underwater battles. It seems the female does most of the reconnoissance missions to the north end of the lake and the male has been staying with the chicks. So far the resident pair have convinced all the visitors to move on. At the time of this post, the chicks are eleven weeks old and doing well.

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Crayfish on the menu.

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Adult female on a recon mission.

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Female returns.

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Dad on right, has a standoff with a visitor.



  1. marion Z costa -- photographer says:

    Am sure your work must be enjoyed by AUDUBON, but you really need to start publishing your own books. You do such beautiful work and never stop trying to push for even more, as you obviously love what you do.

  2. We are very blessed, Ray, to be allowed this intimacy with the elusive, irresistible loons of Maine! c

  3. Thomas from Bayonne says:

    Beautiful images. Love looking at all of your work.

  4. Truly enjoyed watching this pair through your lens this year Ray. Excellent photos and stories. Thank you! Angela

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