For a number of years, we have had a nesting pair of loons.
This year I caught a picture of the happy couple with two babies.
When I saw the loon from a distance I felt something was different. The head did not look right.
This photo was take on June 12 at dusk.
As I got closer, it was not one head but 3. The two babies were so young that they were still on moms back!
By July 12, the babies had tripled in size. They were swimming and fishing at a distance from mom and dad.
A closer look at the babies on July 12. You can see that they are brown. They are swimming and fishing and growing.