Misty Morning with Loons (4 photos)

Here are some early morning photos of the loon family. Love the mist and the reflections on the lake!

Enjoy!

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Baby Loon (7 photos)!

What better way to start your Tuesday than with #BabyLoon photos!

In the very last photo, I love the way the water literally rolls right off dad’s back!

I’ll be posting some early morning misty photos with the loon tomorrow, so stop back.

Enjoy!

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Baby loon with mom.
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Mom feeding the baby loon.
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Baby loon eating.
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Baby loon spreading its wings. The white chest indicates it’s starting to get it’s adult feathers.
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Swimming around the lake.
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The entire loon family.
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Dad loon getting close to our boat.

Baby Loon Learning to Dive (video)!

It’s not every day of the week you get to hear a loon call AND see a baby loon! Here’s both captured in a video. The baby loon is learning to dive.

Sorry about the choppiness of the video. The wind was really blowing our boat around the water!

Watch baby loon video.

Baby Loon learning to dive.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow.

I’ll be sharing close up photos of the baby loon!

 

Happy First Day of Summer! (13 photos)

As summer begins, the birds sure are busy at Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Loons, Orioles, Hummingbirds, Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harrier and more.

Enjoy!

 

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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
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Red-Breasted Nuthatch
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Oriole
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Oriole
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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (female)
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Loon hiding on a nest where there are two eggs.
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Loon flapping its wings on the pond.
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Loon nest. Look closely and you can see two eggs!
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White-Breasted Nuthatch
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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (male)
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Northern Harrier
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Two Sandhill Cranes in a field with white Birch trees in the background.

Happy Mother’s Day…

…to all mom’s and future mom’s out there!

Here’s a photo of a future Osprey mom trying to hide behind the branches of her nest. She should have chicks soon!

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Trumpeter Swan (video)

This past weekend I went to Monticello, Minnesota, to photograph the Trumpeter Swans that gather along the Mississippi River.

Trumpeter swans are the largest water bird in North America. They gather along the Mississippi River in winter, thanks to balmy waters created from the nuclear power-generating plant just upstream from Monticello, Minnesota.

Love the trumpet sounds they make!!

Enjoy!

Cute Polar Bear Butts!

What better way to start your weekend off than with cute Polar Bear butts!

Enjoy your weekend!

#polarbear #cub #butts

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A Polar Bear Family Portrait

One of my favorite photos from Polar Bear Point just outside of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada this past October.

Mom and her two cubs standing on the edge of a Tundra Pond.

#polarbear #cubs

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A Bite to Eat (5 photos)

Our Polar Bear cubs get a bite to eat (not sure what they are eating) while mom watches closely over them.

#PolarBear #cubs

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Keeping Her Cubs Close (3 photos)

Our Polar Bear mom with one little cub in tow (shown in the first two photos), continues to follow her other antsy cub who took off looking for food.

In the photo at the bottom, you can see our Polar Bear mom keeps both cubs close.

#PolarBear #cubs

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