Up until this morning my one day record for Common Loons flying over my yard was 11. This morning I had that by 7:05 AM and proceeded to get 24 more before 10 o'clock. The 35 loons were more than I had ever counted for an entire spring. Previous record was 30 in 2011. They flew over as singles, pairs and a group each of 4,5 and 6.
|5 of the group of 6|
|Close-up of above bird|
|4 of the group of 5|
|Close-up of above birds|
|Common Loon on Saturday|
|Either a Melanistic or filthy House Sparrow|
Back on April 18, I saw the disk of the Sun veiled behind a thin spot in the heavy overcast. I knew its surface was loaded with sunspots so I took a few photos to try to capture them.
|Moonrise at dawn on Sunday|