While out with some visitors this morning, we saw this common loon pop up out of the water. Loons, like many other birds will often stop over along the Upper Delaware while migrating. This loon, sporting its winter plumage appears to be looking for its mate.
This is a common Loon. Loons are swimming and diving birds. They have very distinctive bodies: long and low-slung with spear-like beaks and blood-red eyes. In addition to their unusual bodies, they have an eerie, haunting call that some consider a characteristic sound of early summer. Common loons are the most widespread and well-known species of loon in North America. There are four other species: red-throated loon, Pacific loon, Arctic loon and yellow-billed loon.
Capturing the beauty of nature is the inspiration for our recordings. For many years #Glenn Hubert has been setting out his microphones to record pristine wilderness environments. As time passes by and human development expands, these areas are becoming more difficult to find. So, we're even more inspired to seek out and record the purest wilderness habitats in Ontario. Pictured here are two of our most popular albums, "Loons of Algonquin" and "Wolves of Algonquin". both recorded in the back country area of Algonquin Provincial Park, east of Kearney, Ontario, Canada. You can preview and purchase these and more at www.gmhcafestore.ca #algonquinprovincialpark , #algonquinwolfhowl , #algonquinloons , #commonloons , #wildernessrecordings , #socialseptember17#howlingthunderproductions , #maureenhubert