Loons Rescued in Vermont

Entangled Loons Assisted in NH
Great Northern Loon/Wikipedia.

A group of volunteers recently rescued several juvenile loons in Vermont.

According to an article on BurlingtonFreePress.com, nine juvenile loons were found trapped in a small hole of open water on Lake Champlain. Normally in the winter months, loons go through a flight-feather molt that leaves them unable to fly for a few weeks — but even in the best of conditions, they need a veritable runway of water to take off and are unable to do so on land or ice.

With the loons unlikely to survive without help, a number of volunteers and wildlife experts came together to rescue them.

Read about volunteers rescuing loons in Vermont.