WALK5828 2 common loons 2014

I have been hearing the common loons on the lake for the past couple of weeks.
This morning I found 4 of them; the one to the left is a juvenile and the one to the right is an adult.

WALK4242 harrier dive 2014

Even against the grey sky the quick flash of the bright amber belly of a diving northern harrier is breath-taking.

WALK4195 - Version 2 2 harriers at dam 2014

These two northern harriers are almost mirror images –
the one in front is immature (female I think) and the one in back is a mature female.