The Slender Red-throated Loon, New Life Bird – Day 77

Excited to share my first Red-throated Loon with you, spotted at Wychmere Harbor.


Now that I know what it looks like, I believe I have seen them from a distance as I’ve walked the shoreline in winter; their graceful, slender gray and white bodies and slightly curved bill tips.


So different from the Common Loons, whom I ADORE…


Yet I could tell, even from a distance, that I was seeing something very different when I spotted the Red-throated.


A bit o’Red, instead of GREEN, for St. Patty’s Day!  😉

Out on a Limb with the Diving Terns

I love watching the tiny Least Terns during their courtship rituals as they hover over the water.

Then quickly DIVE for tiny fish to bring to their mates who wait for them onshore.

Their movements are quick, often changing on a dime.

Someday I’ll have the camera that captures these amazing moments but for now…

So I’m going out on a limb sharing these next photos of the diving terns with you.

I hope you can feel the incredible drama of this amazing fishing drama!




I simply HAD to share them, because…

Well…

It’s amazing what these birds DO!!  ❤