Yesterday was an uncommon day that started with a couple of birds unfairly labeled with a "Common" name. Both the Common Loon and Common Goldeneye are certainly not common in their appearance.
Friday evening Dad called and told me that a Common Loon appeared to be intent on spending the night at our local kids fishing pond and he thought I might be interested in getting down there early in the morning for some photos. It was a great suggestion (thanks Dad!)
The loon appeared unconcerned with my presence and even went to sleep in short time I was there early in the morning. I was only there for a short while, filled up my CF card on the camera and had to head home to take care of the boys. When I got home I phoned Dad and suggested that he head down because the bird was quite accommodating. He got some good photos too.
As I was leaving this Common Goldeneye flushed from the far end of the pond and flew past me.
Later as the boys and I were heading out for a day on the prairie, we stopped by to see if the loon was still there and he was. I spent a bit more time in some better light and filled up another card.