We have a new toy, and I’m just loving it.
We tested it out at Rainy Lake, a lovely little jewel of a mountain lake in the Seeley-Swan Valley. Rainy Lake (and isn’t that just a perfect name for a lake?) is a loon nesting area, and I was hoping we’d see a loon carrying a baby on its back. Mainly though, we were just happy to spend some hours on the lake, playing with our new toy.
We watched a heron fishing along the shore, and were watched by a bald eagle from his perch.
A couple of loons were calling to each other at the east end of the lake. We got as close as we could without disturbing them, and – success! – one of them had a baby on her back! The photos I got were from pretty far away, so they’re pretty fuzzy, but still…such a grand sight. Can you see the little baby on her back?