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Old Nov 21, 2007, 5:36 PM   #1
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Found this bird on the beach in high rain and storm, with fair sized waves. Took a few beach shots, then took it home, then took it to a wildlife rehab person. Beach shot taken in driving rain with me standing in the surf to have my body between rain and camera. Other shots at home in the garage.


Did I ever mention Jennifer is majoring in Zoology?


Not the best angle for a head study but I did not want to bother the bird once we put it in the box.


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Old Nov 21, 2007, 9:24 PM   #2
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Sad update. Bird died with rehabber. She said the fact that it did not flap wings or try and take our eyes out meant it was in pretty poor shape when found. On a bird forum I am on someone just posted about finding another loon this afternoon a few beaches down and taking it to the zoo vets. Same condition from the sound of it. I hope it is not something going around.
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Old Nov 21, 2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Nice pictures Steve. How sad that the bird died.

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Old Nov 21, 2007, 10:49 PM   #4
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Thanks Emmanuel. It is sad, more so for the young one. I told her that whether the bird knew it or not at least it died loved. I doubt that helped though.
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 2:30 AM   #5
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Nice images Steve, but a very sad event indeed. At least you did your best for the bird (as did the rehabber too).

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Old Nov 22, 2007, 3:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great images.

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Old Nov 22, 2007, 4:50 PM   #7
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Lovely bird, a truly beautiful face. Very sad end to the story.
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Beautiful bird Steve. Thanks for doing what you could for it. Very nice shots also.

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Old Nov 23, 2007, 12:03 AM   #9
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Thanks for commenting Mark, Sarah, Rafael and Don. I would much rather have bad shots and a live bird though. (Come to think of it, I often do.)

Today was much better. Even though the weather a bit cloudy the beach had seven snow buntings and I got some good shots. Better yet, there were no Kestrels there this time so I could watch the buntings fly and eat instead of be meals like last week.
Best of all, no loons anywhere.
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Well done Steve, both on the shots and your rescue.
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