Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's almost time....

My Loons should be back within the next 30 days. I'm so excited! I have to get ready. Get the kayak geared up. Another memory card for my camera. And a bull horn so I can yell at all those boaters and jet skiers who get too close to my Loon babies!



Here's a video so you can hear how beautiful the Loons sound.

26 comments:

The Retired One said...

That is so hauntingly beautiful...I have never heard them that loud...and that PICTURE???? WOW...absolutely STUNNING!!

April said...

That is such a unique sound! It's a definite first for me! I'm sure you'll be posting more wonderful pictures of your fair-weathered (or feathered?)friends, right? :) Hope so!

grammy said...

Very cool!
Beautiful bird. The babies will be fun (o:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Can't believe that it's almost LOON time for you, Shelley. Hope you have some time this spring to see them --and of course, take care of them.

Hope school is going well.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandi Keene said...

Love the sounds of the loons! Thank you for sharing. Miss you!

George said...

I'm hoping that if it's getting close to time for the Loon Ranger to start patrolling, Spring will soon be here.
I can't wait!

Daisy said...

They do have a lovely call. Very haunting sounds.

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

TFS!! We love Loons. My husband and I honeymooned up in the Adirondacks in NY and we just bought a little over 5 acres of lakefront property to build our log home on.

We cannot wait to hear and see the Loons and their sweet babies on their backs.

Can't wait to see the pics you post.

Thanks again.

Alisha

Carol said...

I can tell you're as anxious as I am for spring to arrive. ;-)

basketsnprims said...

Shelly,
Beautiful sound, I have heard it before and it's almost haunting. The weather has been gorgeous up here & if this weather continues we'll have no snow in a couple of weeks. It's supposed to rain and be in the 40s Sunday. Have a safe trip up.
hugs,
Pam

Just a little something from Judy said...

I never heard those sounds before. I can imagine how fun that would be to be in your peaceful surroundings and hear them. Wow! So interesting.

I did think of you on Sunday evening. We were visiting my MIL's friend at the retirement home. He showed us proudly, two owls that he had skillfully finished carving out of wood, and then he told us his next project would be two Loons. Immmediately my mind went to you and your beautiful log cabin location. Just thought you'd like to know.

Busy Bee Suz said...

They sound so pretty Shelley!!!!
I bet they miss you...the mama loon with the big noisy horn.

Cassie said...

Patrick & the dogs & I saw some loons on the canal last Saturday. I'll have to take some pics so you can verify it for me!
XX-C

Jen said...

Beautiful and peaceful looking photo!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

They really are beautiful! I will always think of you when I see or hear a loon!

My, I haven't been blog visiting in awhile, and your Scout has really grown!

Have a great weekend, Shelley!
Tammy

Karen said...

Hey there Girl. That was awesome! I don't think I've ever heard them before - but yet . . . somehow they sound familiar.
How are you? How is school? How is my dog Scout? Is all of your snow gone already? It's sonly the beginning of March - I thought you'd have it until at least April. See how much I know? LOL.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your beautiful Loons with all of us!
Hugs! Karen

Cedar ... said...

Quite a few years ago I was tenting on the shores of an Adirondack lake, the loon "music" played all night long. One of my fondest memories!

Heather Ozee said...

How lovely to live out in such an amazing place! Enjoy it for me too.

Monica@The White Bench said...

So cool! Can't wait to see more!!! We're expecting snow again, after some warm Spring-y days!:((
Have a terrific we,
Monicaxx.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh, glad you liked the sewing machine ;))
Monicax.

bennie and patsy said...

You go girl. save the baby's.
Patsy

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Hi - stopped for a visit from your comment to my blog.. Thanks for stopping. I think I've checked in occasionally on one of your other blogs! Scout is sure a beauty! Enjoyed my visit and the pictures! Beautiful!

Darla said...

You crack me up about your Loons!!!

Charli and me said...

Thanks so much for sharing that. It was beautiful! Happy Spring. The Robins are back and the sun is shinning. I hope you have a wonderful day ♥

Anne said...

Loons in April? Wow. I guess I've never paid attention to what time of year they come back to our lake. I'll be sure to mark the date this year, though and compare! =)

Powell River Books said...

I love loons too. I hate to tell you this, but I saw the first one last week. It's early for us, but the warm winter must have them confused. Thanks for stopping by for my Skywatch Friday post. - Margy