Did I Take Those!

I don’t know what happened here — I actually took focused bird pictures.

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Three Canada geese stayed relatively close as Buffy and I followed the lake trail at Glen O. Jones Lake.

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 I had hoped to see a red-throated loon that was reported here Saturday. No luck.

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Loons are rarely seen in southern Illinois on their migration.

It took me 3-4 years to see my first loon after I started birding. A birding friend of mine called one afternoon, saying a common loon was at Jones Lake. Davis was in first or second grade. I called school, and they gave me permission to take him to see the loon. We ran out to the Blazer. I hurried after we got out of town. We were both on the edge of our seat. I screeched (not really) to a halt when I got where we could see the lake. And, there was the loon– not close and not far. We had no witnesses to our enthusiasm.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Good luck in this years loon quest!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Therese Tree Liver on March 20, 2015 at 7:33 am

    No witnesses to your enthusiasm! Love it!

    Reply

  3. Loons are a rare sight here too, even though they live here. These shots look nice and sharp!

    Reply

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