[wisb] Re: Pair of Loons - Milwaukee: one injured?

I scoped this bird and it had both wings raised up in a funny way but I 
couldn't tell if it was injured. I only saw one Loon. The Loon was in the exact 
location as Betsy reported.

Steve Lubahn
Cudahy




On Dec 5, 2010, at 2:17 PM, Betsyacorn@xxxxxxx wrote:

> I checked on the loon Jym reported and found two at the end of Russell  
> Avenue where it intersects with Lincoln Memorial Drive (Bay View) and south  
> of 
> the coast guard station dock. Not visible from the ferry dock, I  viewed 
> the birds from the helicopter pad - very close views -and observed the  
> smaller of the two preening endlessly and with a seemingly compromised right  
> wing.  This bird never dove in the nearly thirty minutes I watched.  I  put a 
> call in to the Wildlife Rehab folk, but they thought they could do  nothing.  
> Anyone know someone with a boat or someone at the coast guard  station?  
> Actually, if anybody could peel themselves away from the Packer  game to 
> simply 
> corroborate or correct my perhaps naive diagnosis, I'd  really appreciate 
> it.  I would call the coast guard then myself to see if  they'd be willing 
> (to peel themselves away from the same game I suppose) to try  to pluck this 
> bird out so it could be sent to rehab this afternoon.    
> 
> Betsy Abert, 
> So. Milwaukee re Bay View
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