After I wrote this post, the Red-throated Loons came by again.
Here's a short video of their recent visit.
In 2010, Wayne and I spotted a different kind of loon near our float cabin on Powell Lake. It had the same body shape and diving habits as a Common Loon, but the colours and sounds were just a bit off.
Common Loons are black and white. This one was mottled gray and white with a brick red throat. I looked it up and discovered it was Red-throated Loon. Each year since, a pair arrives at Hole in the Wall and takes over the territory.
|Red-throated Loon pair comes to visit.|
This week for the first time they both came right in front of our cabin. Finally I could get some good pictures.
|Doesn't she look like she's trying out one of our logs as possible nesting site?|
I wonder if this is the result of climate change. Whatever the case, I enjoy hearing their calls and watching them ply the waters of Hole in the Wall. Has anyone else seen nesting Red-throated Loons this summer? -- Margy