Several days ago, I noticed a different, lone water bird swimming towards me on Cambridge Creek. It was a Common Loon. A nice migrating visitor!
As I took a few photos, out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of another bird flying by and I changed aim.
Great Blue Heron Fly-By
Oh, get both in one shot!
Most definitely not the image I was trying for! Ha Ha!
After the Great Blue Heron commotion, the Common Loon continued its course, heading towards and into the marina in front of me.
Marina’s pier pilings & electric power stations reflecting around the Common Loon
The loon was on the other side and began diving, then resurfacing. I stepped inside and watched, hoping it would come over to my side.
For several minutes I watched the loon making its way around the marina. He/she finally popped up below me.
Common Loons have beautiful red eyes
Right after the above shot, it dove again. I went back inside and left the Common Loon to its fishing.
Cool Fact: A Common Loon can dive as deep as 180 feet and, although dives usually average under a minute, loons have been known to stay underwater for as long as 15 minutes.