To me, the mournful cry of a loon brings up images of traveling to remote lakes across Canada. It's a special sound for me. Typically, the species of loon we find in our region is the Common Loon. But in 2010, Wayne and I started spotting a different kind of loon. It had the same body shape, and diving habits, but the colours and sounds were just a little off.
The Common Loon is black and white. This bird was more gray and white, and had a brick red throat. I looked it up in my guide and discovered it was Red-throated Loon. Each year since, a pair of Red-throated Loons arrives at Hole in the Wall and takes over the territory. We only occasionally hear a Common Loon call from afar.
I wonder if this the result of climate change. Whatever the case, I've enjoyed hearing the calls of our Red-throated Loons and watching them ply the waters of Hole in the Wall. Has anyone else seen nesting Red-throated Loons this summer? I just wish mine would come a little bit close for a better picture.
Thanks for visiting my post this week. I'm linking up with Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters. Check them out for more great animal pictures. -- Margy