"Our Love of Loons" is a handsome little gift book by photographer, author, and naturalist Stan Tekiela. In our shop, Stan is most recognized as the person behind the very popular Birds of New York Field Guide.
Of course, coming from Stan, Our Love of Loons features absolutely gorgeous photography sharing some of the most precious moments in a loon's life - behaviors, courtship, nesting, molting, migration, and oh yes, baby loons! I just wish there were even more of those precious baby loon pictures.
An informative paragraph accompanies each image, providing interesting information and answering common questions like "do they really mate for life" as well as less common ones like "why do they shake their foot?" If you're like me, you will learn something new about these intriguing and beloved birds, such as the fact that loons change their diet from freshwater fish in summer to saltwater fish in winter.
In the back of the book is an Observation Notes page to record dates and notes about your own loon sightings.
The book's size (7-1/4" x 7-1/4") and length (44 pages) make it a perfect little book for anyone who loves loons. And it's perfect if you or a friend have a home on a lake blessed with loons!
OUR LOVE OF LOONS
By Stan Tekiela
Published by Adventure Publications
DRAWING: Comment on this post or on the corresponding Facebook post to have your name entered in a drawing to win my review copy of Our Love of Loons.
Entries close July 31, 2015. Winner will be notified by email or Facebook message.
The winner of the drawing was Kathleen.
Congratulations, Kathleen and thanks to everyone who entered.
In accordance with Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255, it is disclosed that the copy of the book read in order to produce this review was provided gratis to the reviewer by the publisher and may be offered for sale in the reviewer's Wild Birds Unlimited shop.