Common Loon
Gavia immer
(L 32" WS 46" Wt 9 lb)
A symbol of the wild North...famous
call of the male heard from lakes
across Canada and north U.S.
Bussy Woods
Cook County, IL
27Mar11
Then at night the general stillness is more impressive
than any sound, but occasionally you hear the note of
an owl farther or nearer in the woods, and if near a
lake, the semihuman cry of the loons at their
unearthly revels. (Henry David Thoreau)