We spotted a Common Loon and its fluffy chick on our hike around Emerald Lake. The chick was so fluffy it looked like a mini raft, and it fell asleep like that after catching up to its parent. So adorable. There’s nothing like hearing the calls of loons across our northern lakes.
This male red-winged black bird dive bombed me at least a dozen times as I crossed his path. I’ fairly certain he was protecting a nest below the bridge.
Fun fact: male red-winged blackbirds juggle up to 15 mates at a time 😬