Birdorable Common Loon

Baby Birdorable: Common Loon

March 12th, 2010 in Baby Birds 6 comments

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!