Common Loon Photos © Bill Schmoker

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Common Loon with unusually large, pale bill. Could be easily confused with Yellow-billed Loon. Weld County, Colorado, 11/06.

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Composite photo of stretching Common Loon (same bird as below), Boulder County, Colorado, 10/06.

Common Loon, Boulder County, Colorado, 10/06.

Adult Common Loon, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Head detail of adult alternate Common Loon, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/04.

Adult alternate Common Loon having a stretch after preening, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/04.

Adult alternate Common Loon, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/04. Note subtle iridescence on head and throat band.

Adult alternate Common Loon keeping a low profile on floating nest, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/04.

Common Loon (alternate plumage), Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Common Loon (alternate plumage), Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Common Loon (alternate plumage), Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Common Loon stretching (alternate plumage), Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Composite shot of Common Loon stretching (alternate plumage), Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Juvenile Common Loon, Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas/Jefferson Counties, Colorado, 11/9/02.

Juvenile Common Loon (right) with winter plumage Pacific Loon (left), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas/Jefferson Counties, Colorado, 11/9/02.

Common Loon on nest, Crex Meadows SWA, Burnett County, Wisconsin.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org