Date: 4/15/18 7:28 pm From: G Taylor <keitay...> Subject: Re: [birders] Barton Loons
And hours later, we helped Sherri release a second loon downed by ice into
Barton Pond! Also with feet scuffed up. This one paddled out a ways, called
once, then dove. Heard all about the giant one Sherri and Maggie had
On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Margaret Jewett <jewett4543...>
> I will add my eBird comments from earlier today as Sheri Smith’s remarks
> about loons are of interest:
> 22 Common Loon
> Whole flock down in ice storm! Added another to the group when Sheri
> Smith came by and asked for help in releasing the largest loon she'd ever
> rehabbed. Sheri described loons as being the fiercest and most dangerous of
> birds to handle; she also surmised many came down, having iced their wings
> ,and landed on icy roadways which look like rivers from the air. This
> handsome bird had scuffed up his feet pretty badly trying to take off with
> no success. When given the opportunity, sharp, dagger-like bill leading the
> way, he stepped out of the cage directly into Barton Pond where he
> immediately dove and never looked back!
> *Maggie *
> Margaret Jewett
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