Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fishing Success

The loon was very good at finding food, rivaling the snowy egrets I have seen at the marsh.  In the hour I watched it fish, it found something to eat on almost every dive.  It had two methods of finding fish.  The first was actually diving and looking around.  He was in three to five feet of water along the shore, so you could follow his movements by the disturbance of the water.  With the other method, he would simply swim around with his head underwater looking for fish.  In this photo, he has a small blue crab, one of several I saw him catch.

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