The Call of the Common Loon

 

Common Loon , originally uploaded by bill kralovec.

Yesterday we went on a boat ride on Ottawa Lake here in Iron County, Michigan. My father arranged a boat and life jackets for us, even a guide. My brother Andy took me and the boys out on the water. We had a nice time cruising in the lake. Ottawa Lake is in the Ottawa National Forest and it is a protected lake. There are no cottages on the lake like many in Iron County. While on the water we saw two loons (Gavia immer) and got close to one to record its haunting call. A beautiful bird and a symbol of the north woods !

I want to thank my brother and father for making this happen as well as our neighbor “Hoov” for lending us the boat for the day. We had an unforgettable time.

Uncle Andy Masterfully Directs the Boat
Uncle Andy Masterfully Directs the Boat
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