Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Loon

Did you know Canada..  not only is the Loon on Canada's 1 dollar coin and the offical bird of Ontario but it is also known to many as a symbol of Canada's Wilderness.

The Loon's haunting call brings back special memories for many that spend time around a lake in the summer at a cottage or camp.  There are five species of loons: the Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Arctic Loon, Yellow-billed Loon and the Common Loon.  It's the Common Loon that is the offical bird of Ontario.

Loons are known as great divers and have many bones that are solid, rather than hollow like those of other birds, which aid its diving ability.  In fact a Loon can dive to depths of 80 m or more.

Source: Environment Canada, Hinterland Who's Who, Wikipedia

4 comments:

  1. I love loons. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing them early morning through the mist on the bay. New follower from the Canadian blog hop.

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  2. Cool blog! I am a new follower from the Canadian Blog hop. I love your blog so much I follow on GFC, twitter and facebook and I subscribed to your rss! Keep up the good work.

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  3. Thanks for the visit Pam and Callista! I am following you both as well :-)

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  4. i use this website to learn so much on loons! Loons rock

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