Date: 5/26/18 7:31 am
From: Chris Corben <cjcorben...>
Subject: Re: Loons in the summer in Missouri?
When I lived in California, Loons were the last species moving north,
still in considerable numbers along the coast till after mid June. There
was only really one week between the end of the northwards Loon
migration and the return of the shorebirds.

Cheers, Chris.


On 5/26/2018 6:45 AM, David Becher wrote:
> I have seen Loons around St. Louis in early June. A few stragglers are
> always possible. The lakes in the far north stay frozen a long time
> David Becher
> St. Louis
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
> Date: 5/26/18 6:39 AM (GMT-06:00)
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> Subject: Re: Loons in the summer in Missouri?
>
> They were probably en route north, perhaps a group that had wintered
> near the Texas/Louisiana coast.  If they were indeed immatures, they
> probably aren't in a hurry to establish territory up north.
>
> But, all that must be taken with great caution. I may be a bit loony,
> and once anticipated the next lake an Arctic Loon in Colorado would be
> found after it left where it had been for a few days, but that does
> not make me an expert on loon psychology.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 10:13:56 PM
> Subject: Loons in the summer in Missouri?
>
> Was on Bull Shoals lake near MO/AR border when we spotted 6 common
> loons together. 4 looked juvenile but we couldn’t get close enough for
> pictures just binoculars very skittish birds.
>
> I had never seen Loons other than Wintering. Could they have bred
> here? And why would 6 be together if not?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Clark Creighton
> Springfield MO
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Chris Corben.


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