Common Loon chick
Gavia immer

f5 @ 1/500s, ISO:1600, Nikon D300 w 500mm


"Common Loon," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The female lays 1 to 3 eggs on a hollowed-out mound of dirt and vegetation very close to water. Both parents build the nest, sit on the egg or eggs, and feed the young.
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
 
07/01/2012