I just spotted a common loon with a large oily patch on its breast in Gloucester harbor. It's head and neck were darker than normal, possibly oiled as well from the vigorous preening it was attempting on the oily patch. Very sad to see this bird struggling. Any loon rescuers out there? Caroline Haines Gloucester <Songbirder...>
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