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Sep 21, 2016

Common Loon in winter plumage

Photo by Len Blumin
Even in its winter plumage,
Common Loon is a sight to behold

Canadian Geographic Magazine has announced that the Common Loon is the overwhelming choice of its readers as Canada's favourite bird.   The survey is an attempt to initiate a national bird selection for Canada, which has no such official designation currently.   Selectors  favouring other bird selections say the Common Loon doesn't really qualify as it does not over-winter in Canada.   As I pondered this, I realized I had never see a Common Loon in its winter plumage.   Wikipedia satisfied my curiosity with the beautiful picture above, taken by american photographer, birder and blogger, Len Blumin of Mill Valley, California.   Great bird...great photo.

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