An adult common loon with its fluffy chick at its side on a northern Wisconsin lake.
The adult loon has caught an appropriately small fish and is offering it to the young loon.
Another loon had just flown over the lake and this loon was taking its chicks to a sheltered spot among some reeds to hide.
I never get enough of the striking patterns in the loons feathers.
This loon is on its side to better reach some feathers for preening.
I feel lucky whenever I hear loons calling and have been very lucky to get to spend time up close photographing these fantastic birds.
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