Nesting Loon

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
State/Province/Region
ME
Country
US
Nearest Area
Green Lake
Town
Ellsworth
Description

I took this picture from a canoe on Green Lake, which is located in Ellsworth, Maine, about 45 minutes North of Acadia National Park. I followed this loon across the lake to a small island where her nest was located. Upon arriving at her nest, she rolled the two eggs, and then sat on them. I was amazed at how still she sat as I took her picture. In the days that followed, whenever I approached the nest, she quickly slid into the water and swam away.

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Date Added
August 11, 2012
Date Taken
August 11, 2012