The Common Loon or as known as the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia breeds in the northern portion of North America, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland. It winters on the seacoasts or large lakes of south Europe and the United States.
Because of its migration habits, it is seen commonly in the waters off the Massachusetts coast. In southeastern Massachusetts, the common loon is found along Buzzards Bay from Westport to Bourne. This fall, I have been able to observe the common loons, swimming and feeding in the Cape Cod Canal.
Because a lot of folks walk along the canal, it seems that the loons have gotten used to them and are not as skittish as they are normally. Because of this I have been lucky enough to photograph the loons, as they are feeding. The first picture, is a common loon swimming in the canal.
This next sequence shows a common loon feeding on a crab. I did a large crop of the loons head in which you can visualize the eyes of the crab that that the loon is eating.
Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at http://photobee1.blogspot.com/
Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.