When I did bird rehab, I learned that loons are strong birds with powerful bills that can cause injury. I don’t know if enough watercraft could push the bird onto shore, where it could be picked up, or if the bird would always be able to dive under the watercraft and into deeper water.
If caught, it would probably be best to release right away elsewhere. As already stated, loons stress easily. The stress caused by holding the bird for assessment could outweigh the benefit.
On Apr 24, 2018, at 8:10 AM, 'Jeff Schultz' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
Now I do not know how big this lake is I think a nighttime capture will be tough I’m sure there’s a lot of light pollution there so it will not be really dark at night I know somebody in Minnesota that used to capture a lot of loons I’ll see if I can get a hold i’ll him for any tips
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> On Apr 24, 2018, at 7:41 AM, marys1000 <marys1000...> wrote:
> Loon Rangers, is who the method I (and someone else) described is the one used by.
> The Loon Ranger guy I called to assist a Loon a couple of years ago was a great guy, very helpful, but he lives in the general area of Petosky.
> Still, if anyone has the equipment and is willing to try he could probably give you more specific tips and techniques.
> Small fishing boat, powerful flashlight, large net, 3 people. One to man the motor/boat, one the flashlight, one to net and
> grab the bird is the basics.
> Marie Schatz
>> On 4/24/2018 6:35 AM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
>> I think Marie's method is best. Get it with a canoe and net while it is
>> sleeping at night. Stealth would be required, of course. Release it at the
>> nearby lake that someone mentioned. A permit will be required, I assume.
>> Sherri knows what to do in that regard. Photos or video would be good to have.
>> How much longer can the bird last without food? I have not seen the
>> retention pond. Is there any great likelihood that there are fish in the pond?