During a recent rough and windy late May paddle in central Ohio we were excited by the sighting of an immature Common Loon. This is the first time we’d seen one while paddling in Ohio. Usually they’ve moved north by the time we get the canoe in the water so this one was a bit of a mystery. On this particular day our goal had been to see warblers while exploring the reservoir’s quiet coves but the wind put a damper on that effort. Fortunately there were other things to see.
In one cove after a little exploring on foot a relatively new Beaver lodge and dam were discovered.
. . . and yes we did get one very average picture of a Yellow Warbler near the beaver dam.
A little further on a mother Wood Duck did her best to distract us from her babies.
The outing’s best bird pictures were taken by my wife at the end of the day while I put the canoe on the roof of the car.
The season moves on and with it the ever increasing activity of butterflies and dragonflies. New adventures await.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lovely post, as usual, guys. Thanks for paddling out there and carefully taking your camera with you!
Thanks much, glad you enjoyed the post.
We’re still running our furnaces so maybe it was too cold for the loon up here.
You may have a point.
A lovely loon.