After taking the first photo I posted of the baby loon and the adult I decided to leave the loons alone and paddled off. I got about a hundred yards away but decided to turn around and it’s a good thing I did. I noticed the baby wasn’t swimming around the adult any longer, when I put my lens to my eye I saw a bump on the adults back. As you can see by the photos, it was the youngster hitching a ride. Most of the photos I took, the little one was sleeping.
Another photo from Monday.
The last photo of the three loons I posted was taken last year. I went out for the first time this year and took four hundred photos of various loons and I think I took some of my best loon pics to date. This is one of the photos I came away with. The mother had dived under the surface to look for fish and left the baby swimming on the surface. I took a few shots of the small one by itself and I kept the lens pointed at it because I figured the mother would pop up near the young one, sure enough she did. The water dripping off the bill adds a little more interest to the photo.
Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more.
The rainy conditions from Monday continued into Tuesday and kept on going until this morning so I decided to go back to the Papermill Trail to photograph the moneyworts again. As you can see the water level is higher than it was Monday (compared to the last post), it’s rare for it to be this high this time of year. Normally, where the water is flowing, it’s bone dry in July. The yellow blossoms may grow there every year but I think the water flowing around them makes for a more interesting picture than if the rocks were dry and a harsh gray.
I’ve been to Sabattus River hundreds of times through the years and it doesn’t matter how many times I go, there is always something new to photograph. These moneywort blossoms are growing just off the Papermill Trail in Lisbon Falls. It was raining when I took this picture yesterday, I got wet and the camera got wet but I think it was worth it. Another advantage with the rain, I had the whole trail to myself.