Thursday, May 15, 2008

Loony lift-off

When Ronna and I were in Canmore we lucked onto this mountain lake where loons were doing whatever looons do. We were also treated to the long, and apparently labourious, lift-off by this colourful bird.

1 comment:

Why Oxbow? said...

A great shot Richard--they run along the water to get going and you caught the spray fro a foot. They don't fly well because, unlike most birds who have hollow bones for weight reduction, loons have solid bones so they can dive deep and take the pressure.