Date: 11/22/18 9:18 am
From: Melissa Aldrich <melcaldrich...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Oiled loon
Yes, There is a wildlife rehabilitator in the Gloucester area. Please use
Mass Fish and Wildlife's website with links here:

Melissa Aldrich


On Thu, Nov 22, 2018, 11:43 AM Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>

> I wonder if Caroline's Common Loon was a victim of the Newfoundland oil
> spill. Last Friday (November 16) the SeaRose Tanker dumped a quarter
> million tons of oil into the Atlantic. Conditions were apparently so bad
> that the oil dispersed quickly and any kind of clean up was impossible. We
> should be on the look out for oiled birds and ensure they're reported. That
> same storm system also caused a Gray Heron that had recently arrived in
> Newfoundland to disappear. So I guess we should be on the lookout for
> herons too!
> More details on the spill here:
> Neil Hayward
> Cambridge, MA
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:32 PM caroline haines <chaines49...>
> wrote:
>> 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...>
>> Sent from my iPhone-please excuse brevity, typos, or insults.

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