Loon (FIRST sighted)

Date: 04/18/2007

Number: 1

Saw a common loon sitting in the middle of the road at 4:30 p.m. It could run and flap its wings, but did not fly. I covered it with a coat, picked it up and transferred it to a wire dog crate. A wildlife biologist told me the loon was probably land bound and needed a large body of water, smaller than a backyard pond, in order to launch (fly). I released it at Lake Siskiyou. It flew off after swimming and diving for about 40 minutes.

Mt. Shasta, CA

Latitude: 41.3 Longitude: -122.3

Observed by: Candy
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