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Common Loons Returning to Nesting Lakes

Recently Common Loons have been seen on several Vermont lakes and ponds.  Spring arrival on nesting lakes depends largely on the timing of ice-out. During migration, Common Loons have what are called “staging” areas — lakes as well as rivers, where many loons congregate as they proceed northward (southward in the fall). Reconnaissance flights are usually made from open water north to territorial waters to see if the ice is on its way out.

2 responses

  1. You know that term ‘looney’ – does it derive from the loon? I can’t imagine why it would because this loon looks very wise and beautiful.

    April 3, 2012 at 2:05 am

  2. Sally Page

    They sure don’t look common!!

    April 3, 2012 at 2:45 am

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