Date: 1/12/20 6:50 am
From: Candice Johnson <johnsthotrnstn...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Loon’s with fishing gear in bills
How tragic. Where can you view the Pacific Loon at Chatfield? Candice
Johnson, Denver

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:03:11 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
> We currently have 2 loons with fishing line, lures or hooks in their bills
> here in the Denver area. Chatfield has a Pacific Loon with fishing gear in
> it’s bill. Several birders have notified the park office and they said that
> they couldn’t get a boat out to do a rescue because of the ice at the boat
> ramps. Even if they could, catching it would be a challenge.
> Aurora Reservoir has a Common Loon with fishing gear in it’s bill as well.
> I notified the park ranger supervisor this morning. He said as long as it
> was diving and healthy it would be hard to catch. He said if it’s health
> starts to fail, then they might be able to catch it.
> So, keep an eye on these birds and if they start to look unhealthy we can
> notify the rangers.
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch

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