Stephen Kirkpatrick

Monday, July 23, 2012

Loon-a-tics

24th Annual Loon Count


Common Loon (Gavia immer)



Saturday July 21st was the 24th annual "Loon Count" for us up here in the Gatineau area of Quebec. While it gave us the information we needed about the loon population on the surrounding lakes, which translates to the health of the lake, it is also a social event enjoyed some 60 participants.


Discussing count results at the cottage of Tim & Sheila Casgrain



The days totals


The loon count is also an opportunity to enjoy the surrounding scenery and wildlife (which is pretty nice.)


Enjoy!





Calm morning for loon count



Flycatcher


Bullfrog in Duckweed



Waterfalls

Common Merganser Family

Wild Daisies



Arctic Tern


Yes, you can drink right out of the lake.



Common Loon "penguin dancing"


Day is done








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