August 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The common loon (Gavia immer) is a familiar sight on most Ontario lakes, and has become something of a wilderness icon over the years. Loons pursue their prey (primarily sunfish and perch) underwater, using their powerful webbed feet to propel their torpedo shaped bodies underwater. Sharp spines on the roof of the bird's mouth and tongue prevent a captured fish from slipping free of its grasp.
This loon chick eagerly awaits its freshly caught breakfast.
This pumpkinseed's day is about to go from bad to worse.
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