Here’s a set of photos especially for my sister who really likes Loons. Most Minnesotans would recognize our state bird, the Common Loon in its breeding plumage, as it appears in the photo on the left. But would they recognize the bird on the right as a Common Loon in its non-breeding (winter) plumage? The photo on the left was taken July 11, 2015, at our home in northern Minnesota. The one on the right was taken yesterday here in Apalachicola, Florida.
From Jan. 10, 2016 - Common Loons molting