Loons Rescued in Vermont
March 18, 2016
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.