A Loon is an elegant waterbird.
With a long, pointed bill held slightly elevated or on an angle.
It dives for fish and swims underwater to catch them,
propelling itself with its feet.
It swallows most of its prey underwater.
The Loon has sharp rearward pointing projections on the roof of its mouth,
that help it keep a firm hold on slippery fish.
Sexes are similar.
They have an eerie call/cry, like a wailing babies cry!
Spotted about most of the head, instead of the definitive white and gray.
I did a little research and it did not look like the pictures in my book of a juvenile,
or what the book called "1st winter".
I saw these Loons on Wednesday, it was windy and the water was very choppy.
I only see Loons during the winter.
The last time we were at
Lake of the Lilies
We saw this Killdeer
Boldly marked, long legged, noisy plover...these I see year round.
Sharing today's images with Eileen at
Viewing Nature With Eileen
for Saturday Critters