Baby Birdorable: Common Loon

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Here are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Common Loon. Baby Common Loons are precocial, which means they are more mature and mobile than other new hatchlings. Loon chicks are able to swim and dive right after hatching, but they will often ride on their parents' backs during their first 2 weeks to rest, conserve heat and avoid predators.

breakfast for loon chick
breakfast for loon chick by keithcarver
one asleep, one awake
one asleep, one awake by keithcarver
feeding the loon chick
feeding the loon chick by keithcarver
loon and two chicks
loon and two chicks by keithcarver
P6100042 by nathanm

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Common Loon gear!


Ashira on March 12, 2010 at 3:04 PM wrote:
Those are adorable! I love loons. C: Have you guys heard about the 'Biggest Week in American Birding' near Toledo, Ohio from May 6-16?
Birdorable on March 12, 2010 at 3:12 PM wrote:
We'll be at the Biggest Week - as birders though, not as vendors. We'll be there for a couple of days on the second weekend. Are you going to be there, Ashira?
Ashira on March 13, 2010 at 8:23 AM wrote:
I am indeed! : D Although it probably won't be on the second weekend - sad, it'd be cool to meet up. D: Super excited, though! ^___^
Louise Warner on February 28, 2017 at 6:35 PM wrote:
those Loons are really cute!
Spurwing Plover on December 26, 2020 at 6:48 AM wrote:
The Birds Wail call can sound pretty spooky if your not used to hearing them
Spurwing Plover on May 25, 2022 at 6:32 AM wrote:
The State Bird of Minnesota with over 10:000 lakes they have their pick

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