We had a lot of young Common Loons born this year on the Lake. I was lucky to be able to observe and sketch them going about their business:
Here are studies of an adult Loon as well as a stressed out Chipping Sparrow mom:
And finally, a real treat. We had young Broad-Winged Hawks fledging right in our backyard! We came to call them the "Hawkward Teens", and it was a wonderful thing to get to watch them grow up.