Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Red-throated Loon

Shot on December 28th at Good Harbor, this Red-throated Loon enjoys the sheltered waters near the foot bridge.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

12 comments:

Chris said...

Beautiful Steve!!! It is strange to see it without its breeding plumage, I'm not use to see it like that!!! You got really nice shots of it despite the wintering conditions!

Eve said...

Wonderful Steve. As close as I am to water...it just isn't close enough!!

A New England Life said...

And what a beautiful Loon it is. Nice calm waters only help to accentuate this wonderful bird.

Kelly said...

Nice capture! They are always so far out when I get to see them...

Kerri said...

Very nice! And love the reflections :)

The Early Birder said...

Beautiful Diver Steve. I'll have to go coastal watching for this one very soon.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos of a lovely bird~

Mojo said...

All fantastic shots of a bird we don't see around here (I don't think).

But that last frame? Pure. Magic.

Chris Petrak said...

wonderful photos of the loon - rare to see them anywhere close, even through scope or lens - also liked the pipit - heading your way tomorrow with Hilke - hope to be at harbor by 9:15 and have some things near to hand.

TonyC said...

Super shots as usual Steve. I really miss not seeing these in the southern oceans.

Craig Glenn said...

love the second shot Steve! that bird has purpose!


Craig

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Steve Thanks for the reply on my blog. Now, your Common Loon/Diver if the Great Northern Loon/Diver and we do get that here in Britain in the winter (I have seen it in Iceland in breeding plumage). We also get the Red Throated and Black Throated Diver/Loons. However on Thursday I will be showing the Pacific Diver/Loon which is the first time ever it has been in Northern Ireland! These shots of RT diver are fantastic, so clear and close.

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