Yes, persistance pays off! On my last morning in Maine, we saw one of the loons in the pond (similar spot as yesterdays shots) and I figured I’d try one more time to walk over to the neighbor’s dock to try and get a closer shot. As I got out on the dock the loon was heading away from me so I started to whistle to see if I could get his attention. Not only did I get his attention but I peaked his interest as he came swimming right towards me.
He got so close that I had to back up to get my focus.