Loon Family 003
This particular loon sees lots of people on the lake so it is used to boats and canoes. I could tell that it wasn’t bothered by my presence at all. You don’t want to approach a loon that gets worked up as the babies are very susceptible to predation by fish and turtles. During the first five days is when eagles, northern pike and turtles take many loon babies. These two were very comfortable on the moms back. In this one photo is looks like the baby is giving the mom a little hug for security.