Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica

f8 @ 1/2000s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 500mm and 1.4X teleconverter

"Pacific Loon," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Pacific loon constructs its nest on the ground near deep lakes. This nest is made out of piled-up vegetation. This loon lays a clutch of one to two light buff or green eggs with brown spots of various sizes. These eggs typically measure 76 by 47 millimeters (3.0 by 1.9 in). Although the eggs are laid a few days a part, they can usually be seen to hatch at intervals not more than a day. Incubation lasts 23 to 25 days.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada