immature Loon

Common Loons

Common Loons

This year there have been quite a few Loon families on the chain of lakes that make up Voyageurs National Park.

juvenile Loon

juvenile Loon

This young Loon was busy preening. You can see the downy feathers that he’s trying to get rid of so his sub-adult feathers can grow in.

Loon

Loon

The young Loon was stretching in this photo – his flight feathers have a way to go before they’re grown in.

Common Loon, juvenile

Common Loon, juvenile

 

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2 Responses to immature Loon

  1. Katie Maurer says:

    Is this the one that was in the Namakan Narrows?
    We were there a couple weeks ago & were surprised how big the baby loon was!

    • Vacation says:

      Yes, they were the Loons in the Namakan narrows. I couldn’t get over how he still had so many downy feathers. The baby is getting pretty big – shouldn’t have a problem by the time he flies south. Usually the parent bird leaves before the juvenile can fly, they look so lonely then.

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