Friday, July 15, 2011

Tossin' 'em Back

After examining the photos I took of the common loon more closely, almost every one of it's catches turned out to be small blue crabs.  I didn't count them, but it was probably eight or nine that I recorded in about an hour.  In that time, he had caught others that I didn't film.  I swear it looks like he's smiling in this image.  Unlike almost every other bird, loons do not have hollow bones.  I was beginning to wonder how it was ever going to get off the ground.  Turns out, I needn't have worried.  It never flew in the span of time I watched.

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