Born for the water, chicks of the Great Northern Loon—also known as the Common Loon and Great Northern Diver—are able to swim within hours of hatching. One of the rare birds to have no hollow bones, they are less buoyant than other waterfowl, facilitating their diving and underwater fishing. Their legs sit far back on their bodies for more powerful swimming, and like a torpedo, they shoot through the water in pursuit of pan fish. A typical family of four—a mated pair with two chicks— will eat about a half ton of fish in a 15-week period.
Image is a print of an original color pencil drawing by Rachael Koppendrayer, printed on 100# cover.
Each card measures 5×7 inches, and is blank on the inside. Envelope is included.
600 Loon: Born for the Water
Printed in USA