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Common Loon with a fresh caught crab

April 24, 2013
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A teaser photo of an adult Common Loon coming into the breeding plumage:

Common Loon adult coming to breeding plumage - Gavia immer - Point Pleasant, NJ

– for larger view and EXIF data, please click on the image – Photograph taken with a Canon 5D mark III camera and 600mm f/4 II lens + 1.4x extender III

Freshly caught crab was an added bonus 🙂

If you want to see a Common Loon in breeding plumage, in New Jersey, better hurry. They will soon fly North with a search for breeding grounds. This photograph was taken in Point Pleasant but I’m sure Barnegat Light and other coastal hot spots host these beautiful diving birds.

Hopefully, I will post more photographs next week…

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