I’m a Loon short of a full lake

Black Headed Gull - Decoy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I hear that there’s a Great Northern Diver, a type of bird frequently called a Loon everywhere apart from here, on a local lake. I set off with camera slung over my shoulder to investigate. There are plenty of Black Headed Gulls in non-breeding plumage here:

There are the usual Mute Swans coming to investigate the possibility of food:

Which reminds me, my blog post entitled Basal Knob, all about the black swelling at the base of the Mute Swan’s beak is one of my most popular. Who would have guessed that?

It’s almost as popular as my blog post Ginger Pussy, which I suspect may have left some visitors disappointed:

This swan is magnificent in the sunlight:

Mute Swan - Decoy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There’s an inquisitive Jackdaw looking for any opportunity:

Jackdaw - Decoy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There are other people here with binoculars staring forlornly at the water. And there’s a Coot, calling loudly:

Coot - Decoy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I suspect there are plenty of loons here, but the Great Northern Diver has gone.

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