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A baby Common Loon hitches a ride on its mother’s back. Hatchlings are able to fly about 11 weeks after hatching.

When I was a kid, we went to the lakes in northern Wisconsin.that was the first time I saw and heard loons.loons are beautiful to see and have a haunting call

Common Loon with chick. Lovely, haunting call.

The Great Northern Loon (Gavia immer), is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. The species is known as the Common Loon in North America

Common Loon Tending Eggs. Most clutches consist of two eggs, which are laid in May or June, depending upon latitude. Loon chicks are precocial, able to swim and dive right away, but will often ride on their parents' back during their first 2 weeks to rest, conserve heat, and avoid predators.

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