Fwd: Re: [nflbirds] Loon rescue chatter
- This is from a Waverly Hills resident:
Loon still here and unsuccessful in attempts to take off. Heard St
Francis might try to net. Left my card with one birder in case they need
From me to her:
> More on the loon. Beth[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Here are a few pictures...
> A 2-minute video short of the loon, taken today.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri4CcH4TiDY&feature=youtube_gdata_player <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri4CcH4TiDY&feature=youtube_gdata_player>
> Kathleen Carr
> Also don’t forget that for some weeks, loons are incapable of flight
> in late winter. They molt their remiges and the protein in their
> piscine diet rebuilds their wing feathers. I assume we really don’t
> know exactly how well this individual can fly. They are further
> weighted down by the rocks they ingest that serve to bust up fish
> bones in their digestive system.
> >This bird is in good health. He is diving and catching fish..he is
> >preening. He is calling. He is trying to leave but just hasn't had enough
> >wind to give him the lift yet. He has tried from each corner of the pond.
> >We think he is actually just a ham and loving all the cameras on him.
> >Andy saw 3 more on Lake Hall at Maclay this morning. So for some reason
> >this flock dropped in this area on the way to the Atlantic.
> >Pam Flynn