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Common Loon Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: The first loons I saw after I started birding were up in Alaska, and it certainly was a wonderful experience, particularly given they were calling late in the evening when I first encountered them. However, for my "favorite" photo, I have to go with a home-grown photo from here in South Dakota. Every April it seems we get one or more Common Loons on Wall Lake west of Sioux Falls. This one is from April 28th, 2018.

Common Loon - Gavia immer

Common Loon 1 - Gavia immer Common Loon 2 - Gavia immer Common Loon 3 - Gavia immer Common Loon 4 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 1 (winter plumage)

July 18th, 2004

Below Oahe Dam, near Pierre, South Dakota

Common Loon 2 (winter plumage)

July 18th, 2004

Below Oahe Dam, near Pierre, South Dakota

Common Loon 3

June 20th, 2006

Bald Lake, Alaska

Common Loon 4

June 20th, 2006

Bald Lake, Alaska

Common Loon 5 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 6 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 7 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 8 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 5

June 20th, 2006

Bald Lake, Alaska

Common Loon 6

June 20th, 2006

Bald Lake, Alaska

Common Loon 7

July 2nd, 2011

Glacier National Park, Montana

Common Loon 8

July 2nd, 2011

Glacier National Park, Montana

Common Loon 3 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 10 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 11 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 12 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 9

May 20th, 2014
Near Anchorage, Alaska

Common Loon 10

May 20th, 2014
Near Anchorage, Alaska

Common Loon 11

April 14th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 

Common Loon 12

April 14th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 

Common Loon 13 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 14 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 15 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 16 - Gavia immer

Common Loon 13

April 14th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 

Common Loon 14

April 14th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 

Common Loon 15

April 28th, 2018
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 

Common Loon 16

April 28th, 2018
Wall Lake, South Dakota
  
Common Loon 17 - Gavia immer       

Common Loon 17

April 28th, 2018
Wall Lake, South Dakota
  
     

Click here for the species description page for the Common Loon.


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