Johnson County – Common Loons

In my last post I said the goal was to get out and bird more. To add at least one night a week for birding. Last night was the second week in a row I added a mid-week night for birding.

And since my goal is to look for uncommon birds in the local area and since it is the right time for loons and grebes, I thought I would hit a couple of ponds. I no sooner arrived at Driftwood SFA and a Bald Eagle flew over, the first I had seen in the county since Jan. 1. I didn’t even have time to get the camera out.

A look at the water and there was a Common Loon in the distance.

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In fact there ended up being 2 loons.

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Commons Loons aren’t that uncommon in Central Indiana but outside Lamb Lake they are to hard find in Johnson County.

One decided to flap it’s wings for me.

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And then it took a look at me.

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I then headed to another spot and left the loons to themselves.

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I am now torn between Long-tailed Duck and Common Loon for the coolest looking bird migrating through our area. And I am glad I added the extra birding day.

 

 

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2 Responses to Johnson County – Common Loons

  1. mike clay says:

    Glad you finally found the loons. i am up to 52 here in tippecanoe county. Found some rusty blackbirds, sandhill cranes and bw teal a few days ago. i’m missing a lot of easier stuff like i only have 2 woodpeckers so far …. i expect to see a phoebe any day now.

    • BobC says:

      Glad to see you are getting out up there. Since I saw a Common Loon at Driftwood last year I figured they would be there again if I timed it right. No Red-necked Grebes though. Let me know when you are back in the area.

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