Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Common Loon

The Science Museum of Minnesota is basically an educational as well as an entertainment establishment. One of the galleries which focuses on the Mississippi River has a mock-up of river scenes.  The animal pictured is the state bird, the common loon. (No wisecracks, please!) This scene  duplicates its natural habitat.

9 comments:

  1. Too beautiful to be common

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  2. The sound of the loon at evening is so eerie. I love it while camping.

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  3. Such a beautiful bird!

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  4. A wonderful portrait!

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  5. My family and I spent a week for 7 - 8 eight summers on beautiful Squam Lake in New Hampshire, where the loons were plentiful. They are gorgeous birds, and deceptively big. We have a large Audubon print of loons in our Florida winter home, to remind us of the loons on Squam Lake.

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  6. I love the sound that they make. Interesting exhibit.

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  7. They did a great job, and so did you. I thought you were out on the river but it probably doesn't look like this yet.

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  8. When I first saw the loon I though it was a live one! It's a wonderful realistic display. :)

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