This weekend, I was kayaking at our lakeside camp ( the Adirondack term for a cottage or cabin or such), and I came across the loon pictured above and directly below. These are crops of the the photos I took, as I wasn't able to get very close to the loon. When I got home, I put the pics on my laptop. I started zooming in and cropping the pics, and made an amazing discovery: this is THE SAME LOON as the one in my post from two years ago!!! Take a close look at the neck in the pic directly below, and then compare it to the second of the two images below, which was taken two years ago and appeared in that former blog post. While the new pic is not a great photo, you can see the fishing line and a swivel hook to a lure or some sort of weight on the line in exactly the same place.
Here's another picture I shot this weekend.
If you read my 2-year old blog post, you'll note that I feel a bond with this loon, so I'll be on the lookout for him as the season progresses. Here's a view from my kayak, as I was on my way back to our "camp" from my little kayak sojourn. The lake water is cold still, so I wore a spray skirt on my kayak, but the sun was out and it was a glorious day.