Common Loon at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on April 15, 2021

My first birding stop of the day was at the Fox River in Waukesha and it provided nice looks at a Common Loon. While I was there the loon did some fishing for food, had a Bullhead for a snack, resting, and just some floating around doing nothing. It was a nice surprise to see the loon at the river as the river has been quiet for the last couple of weeks. It was mostly cloudy with a few breaks of sun, cold temps around 38 degrees and a strong wind coming down the river out of the north. It really felt like January. Images were taken on April 15, 2021.

The Common Loon…

Those beautiful colors…

Catches a nice Bullhead…

Took awhile to get this fish to settle down…

Down it went, the loon swallowed it!

The stretch…

Resting with one eye on watch…

Just up from a dive…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Common Loon at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on April 15, 2021

  1. Laura says:

    Wow great photos!

  2. Beautiful Jim! Guess I didn’t know they could swallow a fish that size whole as it never came up before. Good to learn something every day.

  3. Ron S. says:

    Thanks Jim, I thought I saw you taking these wonderful photos the other morning. I was watching the loon with my binoculars early on but didn’t see the bullhead captured.
    Now waiting for Hollyhood….

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