Common Loons feeding chick
Gavia immer

f5.6 @ 1/250s, ISO:1600, Nikon D300 w 500mm


"Common Loon," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The eggs hatch in just under a month. When the chicks are a few days old, they will begin to leave the nest with the parents, swimming and sometimes riding on one parent’s back. They are capable of diving underwater in the next few days and can typically fly at 10–11 weeks old.
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
 
06/28/2012